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A simple guide to tax liability insurance for clients and recruitment agencies looking to insure their IR35 tax exposure under the off-payroll working rules From 6th April 2021, UK businesses who engage personal service companies (PSCs) may become liable for the tax and national insurance contributions (NIC) of their PSC workers, depending on where they sit in the contractual chain, and their assessment of the worker’s status under the IR35 legislation. This exposure to a potentially extraordinary tax liability has
12 month CEST usage data shows tool cannot return a result 19% of the time It has come to light that HMRC’s IR35 tool, CEST, was unable to provide an answer regarding a contractor’s IR35 status over 188,000 times in the past year.  Following a Freedom of Information request, the Government published the latest usage data from its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool, which was introduced in 2017 to help public sector bodies determine the IR35 status of
Meet Sharni Humphrey-Carlin, Operations Manager for Qdos. Sharni takes this time to share her experience of helping clients prepare for IR35 reform and what can be expected of Qdos in the coming months. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how that has helped you carry out your role as Operations Manager here at Qdos? I have a truly varied role here at Qdos, mainly focused upon delivering and overseeing our off-payroll services. Since joining the
A look at the crucial work we are undertaking to help businesses manage IR35 reform  Medium and large private sector businesses are preparing for IR35 reform, which will be rolled out on 6th April 2021 and see these firms become responsible for assessing the IR35 status of contractors.   As has been the case in the public sector since 2017, incoming changes to the IR35 rules will mean the risk is transferred from the contractor to whichever party is tasked with
With off-payroll reform on its way, businesses must ensure they are prepared for IR35 changes Contractors have a lot on their mind at the moment. With the clock ticking towards IR35 reform in the private sector, the Coronavirus pandemic contributing to huge economic uncertainty and, who could forget, the Brexit saga yet to reach its long-awaited conclusion, running a business in the current climate has its challenges.  But while it is the pandemic that has understandably dominated most conversations and