Contractors and IR35
The Taxman loses most IR35 disputes!
Please contact us if you would like a free consultation to discuss the tax advantages of contracting in more detail and the different possible scenarios.
We offer all inclusive services for contractors including…
- Company formation
- Annual Accounts
- Company tax returns
- Personal Tax Returns
- Company secretarial service
- VAT Returns
- PAYE Returns
- Tax computations
There are many factors to consider in deciding if a contractor is caught by the notorious IR35 legislation.
Fundamental factors to consider:
- The right to get a substitute or helper to do the job
- Mutuality of obligations
Other factors to consider:
- Provision of equipment
- Financial Risk
- Basis of Payment
- Opportunity to profit from sound management
- Part and parcel of the organisation
- Right of dismissal
- Employee benefits
- Intention of the parties
- Length of engagement
These are often matters of general employment law, and not specific tax legislation. There is an enormous amount of Case Law in this area and the Taxman is not always right. They do not have the final say on whether somebody is caught by IR35 or not. We strongly recommend that you have your contract reviewed by a third party expert before forming your opinion on your status and to this end we are happy to provide you with firms that can do this.
The cost of employees and employers national insurance if you get it wrong are considerable as well as interest and penalties.