To prevent tax evasion, the new tax law makes recruiters criminally responsible.
Following on from recent tax scandals, including the Panama Papers and various loan write-off schemes, a new corporate “failure to prevent” offence is being introduced from 30th September with a severe penalty regime that should make all agencies sit up and take note.
With unlimited fines and the possibility of a criminal record a clear target is being painted on the backs of any part of the staffing supply chain that isn’t compliant. Of vital importance is the fact that
an agency can be convicted even if no intent is established and the agency has not benefited financially from the arrangement.