A contractors’ group has launched a legal challenge against HMRC – on the basis that the forthcoming 2019 Loan Charge breaches the human rights of those targeted by the legislation.
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A leading small business organisation has raised concerns that the Chancellor may be considering yet another dividend tax hike in the coming months.
The deadline for responding to HMRC’s consultation document on extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector has expired. So, how did the contracting industry’s biggest players respond?
Contractors who have used disguised remuneration schemes in the past may be subject to the 2019 Loan Charge – retrospective taxation on a scale not seen before. We look at what this means for those involved.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers in a case which may have significant implications for the way workers are categorised for the purposes of tax and employment rights in the future. We ask how this ruling may affect contractors and IR35.
The current consultation into extending the so-called ‘off-payroll’ (IR35) rules to the private sector is just the latest in a series of targeted tax strikes against professional contractors which goes back almost two decades.
It’s that time of year again – the start of April 2018 brings with it changes to a number of tax rates and bands, as well as a cut in the dividend allowance.
Certifications are an effective way to learn new skills, achieve higher daily rates, and land the top clients – but with thousands on the market, which ones should IT contractors aim to achieve in 2018?
Following news that a consultation will take place on extending the off-payroll IR35 rules to the private sector, Paul Gough asks whether this is just putting off the inevitable, or is the Chancellor going to take a proper look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the public sector IR35 situation?
The Chancellor delivered his latest Budget at 12.30 today. For contractors, there is no immediate extension of the ‘off-payroll’ IR35 rules to the private sector, but a consultation will be launched to cover this eventuality.