IR35 Guide

Contents

  • What’s IR35 and why is it so important?
  • Am I an employee or a contractor?
  • Considering your position
  • IR35 in the Public Sector
  • Business entity test & compliance checks
  • How Qdos can help
  • FAQ

Synopsis

IR35 is a piece of legislation designed to combat workers who fraudulently claim to be contractors for tax benefits. If you’re a contractor or limited liability contractor, you will need to make sure that you are compliant. Unfortunately the rules are very complex, which can make this confusing. We teamed up with our partners at Qdos to bring you this comprehensive guide to keep you legal.

You might think it would be easy to distinguish between a contractor and employee, but HMRC don’t see it as that black and white, and there’s a variety of questions you should ask to gauge your true status. It’s important to remember that there is no definitive ‘rule’ to IR35 and if you can convincingly justify your reasons you won’t be placed on Payroll as an employee.

This guide goes through all the individual nuances that will be assessed to determine whether or not you are compliant with the law. Learn about the substitution test, what equipment you should be using and how much involvement you should have with your employer’s corporate business.

Who are Qdos?

Qdos are the UK’s most respected experts in tax status, having defended contractors in over 1,300 IR35 inquiries. Qdos can provide your business with a range of solutions for all your human resource (HR) issues to ensure that you comply with the latest employment legislation.

What will you learn?

  • The law behind IR35
  • Whether IR35 applies to you
  • How to carry out business entity test & compliance checks
  • What you can do to become compliant
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About the Author

Calum Morrison Crunch Technical Writer

Calum recently came to rest in Brighton having spent the last few years travelling around the world. A qualified and experienced financial journalist with an MA in literature from a Paris University, Calum is charged with turning our accountants’ expert knowledge into prose that even the most innumerate business owner can understand.

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