IR35

IR35 needs greater focus

Uncovering the few real cases of disguised employment should be the new focus of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when it comes to applying IR35 rules.

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Small businesses prepared to pay for tax simplification

Small business owners would be willing to dip into their own bank accounts in order to bring about a fairer and less complex tax system, a new survey has claimed.

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Income splitting under review again

The question of family firms that split income between husbands and wives in order to reduce tax liabilities may come under the scrutiny of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

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Call to reform IR35 rules

The government should act to change the rules governing the tax status of contractors, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.

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IR35 review may be wide-ranging

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) may extend its review of the IR35 regime to include other aspects of the relationship between sole traders, firms and employment status.

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Review of IR35 'long overdue'

The IR35 regime requires a comprehensive review, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said.

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Major review planned for the UK tax system

The UK tax system is be streamlined and made simpler in an effort to boost levels of investment in business, the government has announced.

The Treasury has now set up the promised Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) with the aim of reforming the current tax regulations.

The new body has been briefed to look at the system of business tax reliefs, allowances and exemptions, and to recommend areas where changes can be made.

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