IR35

IR35 Forum Administration Review

7 January 2015

The IR35 Forum was established following an Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) IR35 review (beginning in 2010) and the 2011 Budget stating that the administration of IR35 would be improved. In December 2014 the IR35 Forum issued The IR35 Forum Administration Review.

The report covers 3 main areas:

  • Guidance –Updating GOV.UK website including IR35 guides, removing Business Entity Tests and Improving the HMRC IR35 Contract Review Service.
  • Improving customer awareness and understanding – writing to people potentially affected by IR35 and also HMRC offering seminars/meetings. Targeting industries that have rapid growth in PSC’s i.e. Oil and Gas. Educate agents and Accountancy Bodies and;
  • Approach to compliance – Customer Focused Approach.

The full IR35 Forum report is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/391494/IR35_Forum_Admin_Review.pdf

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