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Don't Be Dwarfed By The Tax System - Seven Ways To Make Tax Less Taxing


 

Dear Sajid Javid

Following your ambition to simplify the tax system and as we approach your 1st Budget, may I pass on a few things that will make a difference to business’ actual experience of the tax system.

 

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#Budget2018 - IR35 - What yesterday's press release should have said

#Budget2018 - IR35 - What yesterday's press release should have said

As practical accountants, we see the reality of true self-employment for many of our consultant clients.

This is what yesterday's Budget press release should have said to consultants, sub-contractors and freelancers:

 

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Uber reaction - How should businesses react to recent employment law cases?

It's important to remember that many recent employment law cases ruled on employment law. There's no requirement for HMRC to follow these findings for tax purposes but you expect they'll be reviewing their position.

Along similar lines, there have been some recent HMRC 'IR35 status' tribunal cases where (usually) one-person limited companies have had mixed success as to whether they are an employee of their clients.

 

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