Responsibility for determining IR35 status is with the End Client
moving tax liability to the Fee Payer

  • Are you at risk?

  • Directly engaged a Contractor outside IR35?
  • Engaged a Contractor through a third party without taking “reasonable care” to determine IR35 status?

If HMRC proves that the IR35 status was incorrectly determined, you carry the liability.

Which may result in fines and penalties for unpaid tax.

We have a dedicated IR35 manager to guide clients through the complex IR35 process.

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How to be compliant

These are the key steps to ensure you are compliant and don’t put your business at risk:

  • 1. Educate

    Educate your internal teams and hiring managers on the
    changes to off-payroll legislation.

  • 2. Audit

    Evaluate your current workforce, which roles are in-scope of IR35 and your
    potential risk. Remember, the Fee-Payer is liable for directly hired contractors.

  • 3. Assess

    Have a detailed and insurance-backed assessment to ensure minimum risk
    while giving fair determinations to your contractors.

  • 4. Determine

    Provide Status Determination Statements to your workforce, giving them the
    ability to appeal the decision if required.

  • 5. Act

    Once Status Determination Statements are confirmed, you have to start migrating
    contractors who are in-scope of IR35 to either PAYE or compliant Umbrella payment options.

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