Business guide: What is IR35?

IR35 is a legislation designed to stop workers fraudulently claiming to be contractors for tax benefits. If you’re a contractor, you need to make sure that you’re IR35 compliant. This can be confusing, but our downloadable guide "What is IR35?" helps you make sense of these complex rules. We also have a What Is IR35 Hub with all the information and tools you need plus our latest IR35 related articles.

HMRC don't make it easy to distinguish between contractors and employees, and there are a variety of questions you need to ask to gauge your status. There is no definitive ‘rule’ to IR35 and if you can justify your position, you shouldn’t be placed on payroll as an employee.

You can get an idea of how at risk you are from an investigation by taking an IR35 test with our IR35 calculator.Our IR35 guide goes through everything that will be assessed to determine whether or not you’re compliant with the law. Download it now and read it whenever and wherever you like!

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