IR35 is the name of piece of 'intermediaries legislation' by HMRC which is designed to establish whether a contractor is considered self employed or employed for tax purposes.
An investigation can be triggered by HMRC either as a random check or when they find a contractor that they suspect of being declared as self employed but actually working in a manner like an employee and therefore paying less tax than normal. They call such a person a 'disguised employee'.
There are certain key signals to HMRC if someone is a 'disguised employee'. And a few of these are listed below:
Contractors therefore need to be aware and compliant to the rules and regulations of working and make sure certain things are in place to ensure safety for both the company they are working for and for themselves.
An experienced quality accountant like Tax Affinity Accountants can help you to be safe and ensure procedures and practices are in place to ensure you are compliant. If you are worried you should contact us as soon as possible.
By Anni Khan at Tax Affinity Accountants
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