IR35 - What the Budget Said

23 March 2011

In the Budget Report the following was said about IR35:

Following publication of the OTS (Office of Tax Simplification) review of small business tax, the Government commits to making clear improvements in the way IR35 is administered. The Government has decided to retain IR35 as abolition would put substantial revenue at risk.

IR35 – Following the publication of the OTS review of small business tax, the Government commits to making clear improvements in the way IR35 is administered. These improvements will include setting up a dedicated helpline staffed by specialists, publishing guidance on those types of cases HMRC view as outside the scope of IR35, targeting compliance activity by restricting reviews to high risk cases and setting up an IR35 Forum which will monitor HMRC’s new approach. The Government has decided to retain IR35, as abolition would put substantial revenue at risk.