IR35

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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IR35 may be revised 'after' the election

Tax rules governing contractors and freelance workers may be due for an overhaul following the general election, a business group has claimed.

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Going into the construction industry

There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to ensure that tax is paid by workers in the sector whether they are employed or self-employed.

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Personal service companies

The legislation known as IR35 is intended to tackle the avoidance of tax and national insurance contributions through the use of intermediaries such as service companies or partnerships.

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An introduction to IR35

For many years, people leaving jobs to become self-employed were advised to instead set up one man companies to provide their services; offering the security of a limited liability company and significant national insurance savings. We offer a brief introduction into IR35.

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Interest and tax payments

HMRC charge interest on underpayments of tax, and pays interest (repayment supplement) on overpayments.

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