HMRC issues warning re Contractor Loan Scheme

HMRC issues warning re Contractor Loan Scheme

11 June 2015

HMRC have issued a warning to contractors or freelancers who took part in a tax avoidance scheme called– The Contractor Loan Scheme.

The scheme was designed to pay contractors a loan rather than a salary from a non UK employer with the aim that the loan payment would be tax free (in place of a taxable salary). HMRC are now warning that income tax may still be liable on these types of arrangements.

Contractors have until 30th June 2015 to bring their accounts up to date for periods up to 5th April 2011.

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