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Monday, September 16, 2019
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BREAKING: Reports that estimated tax payments due under the 2019 Loan Charge have been suspended appeared to have been confirmed on Friday. The Loan Charge Action Group (LCAG) published an email from an HM Revenue & Customs officer confirming that work on the contractor tax settlements has...
A barrister specialising in IR35 has warned that HMRC guidance on IR35 reform may lead recruitment agencies to break the law. The reforms, known as the Off-Payroll rules, will mean that end-clients become responsible for IR35 status assessment and the “fee-payer”, which in the vast majority of cases...
One in five UK employers do not offer any training and development opportunities to their contingent workforce, according to a recent survey of employers and individuals by City & Guilds Group. The poll of five hundred employees, and one hundred employers in the UK revealed that twenty percent...
HM Revenue & Customs has been found by a tax tribunal judge to have terrorised a taxpayer it believed to be selling second-hand cars by issuing him with a series of tax demands totalling nearly £350,000 which the court subsequently found to be completely spurious. Sebastian Cussens...
The amount of money owed to HM Revenue & Customs in overdue tax has risen sharply. This is according to a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request and in a further indicator of a slowdown in the UK economy as a whole. The FoI request, submitted by accountancy...
Opponents of the 2019 Loan Charge are set to return to Westminster this Wednesday to lobby MPs, and specifically prime minister Boris Johnson, to suspend the controversial levy in order for an independent impact review to be carried out. Around 50,000 independent contractors are estimated to be affected...
Short-term forecast demand for temporary and contract workers increased by three basis points to a net positive five percent over the May to July quarter. This growth in demand for contract work is according to new data from a recent survey of 609 UK employers compiled by a leading recruitment industry body....
A leading IR35 advisory firm has reported that nearly 1,500 contractors who have worked for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have been sent letters by HM Revenue & Customs challenging their employment status for the fiscal year 2018-19. In an apparent departure from HMRC’s usual IR35 enforcement strategy, the...
A key advocate of the repeal of the 2019 Loan Charge, who is also a Conservative backbencher, has revealed the extent of Boris Johnson’s previous contempt for the controversial contractor tax, which seeks to levy a charge on historical payments made by users of disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes – a...
Limited company contractors who pay contractor tax in twice-yearly instalments. Otherwise known as “payments on account”, these are being alerted to a glitch in HMRC’s systems that meant many tax return calculations issued by the tax authority in respect of payments due on July 31st were miscalculated. These resulted in substantially...