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Have your employees claimed their tax relief for working from home?

Employers have been able to pay employees up to £6 a week tax-free to cover additional costs if they have had to work from home since April 2020 and HMRC has received more than ...

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Today is the deadline to disclose incorrect furlough claims

If individuals and businesses don’t come forward and disclose their incorrect furlough claims by Tuesday 20th October, they risk an investigation from HMRC. Richard Morley, Part...

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‘HMRC to review off-payroll legislation’, says FCSA

Following ‘a very positive and constructive’ meeting with HMRC officials last week regarding the recent issues emerging out of off-payroll reforms, FCSA CEO, Phil Pluck, and Cha...

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HMRC targets nurses in latest umbrella clamp down

The issues with the umbrella scheme model and its use by recruitment agencies to pay contractors are well documented. The lack of transparency has led to bad practice and illega...

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IR35 CEST tool does not test for mutuality of obligation, ContractorCalculator reveals

ContractorCalculator has learned that HMRC deliberately designed its IR35 Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool without testing for mutuality of obligation (MOO), one of t...

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A staggering 76% of public sector departments have lost top talent in the wake of IR35 public sector tax reforms survey reveals

The public sector has been decimated following the controversial IR35 tax reforms that came into effect earlier this year. 76% of departments have lost highly skilled contractor...

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85% of contractors do not trust HMRC's IR35 tool, research reveals

Qdos Contractor has revealed that 85% of UK contractors do not trust HMRC’s ESS Tool to make accurate decisions about the IR35 status of public sector contracts. Public sector I...

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‘HMRC giving contractors wrong expenses advice,’ says PRISM

Contractors should seek independent advice after reports HMRC call centres have been mistakenly telling them they are entitled to key expenses, employment intermediary trade bod...

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FCSA outraged that HMRC continues to hamper small businesses as software fails to cope with dividend tax changes

As the first tax returns are being filed since HMRC introduced the dividend tax allowance in 2016, FCSA has learned that HMRC’s software is preventing the UK’s freelancers and c...

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Is HMRC promoting tax avoidance for 29% of contractors who use its IR35 status tool?

In the week that new IR35 legislation comes into effect in the public sector, contracting expert Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator, is suggesting that HMRC’s...