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Dave Chaplin is a former IT contractor, founder and CEO of ContractorCalculator, and author of the Contractors' Handbook and Beat IR35.
For two decades, Governments have allowed Treasury and HMRC to launch legislative “tax cluster bombs” against a perceived threat — the self-employed.
It is pointless for the Conservatives and HMRC to swim against the tide of the growing movement to personal autonomy and the growth of freelancing. They aren't going to win.
After 10 years and four hearings, HMRC finally gives up trying to prove Kaye Adams is a deemed employee under the IR35 legislation.
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A tweak to how the IR35 tax avoidance legislation works means that from 6 April 2024, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) can no longer be accused of over-collecting tax from non-IR35 compliant public and private sector organisations.
IR35 was among the topics discussed during the session between the BBC and the Public Accounts Committee recently.
HMRC has finally admitted defeat in its IR35 case against Kaye Adams, bringing a ten-year ordeal for the presenter to a close.
Loose Women's Kaye Adams has won a 10-year battle to avoid paying £124,000 in tax, the latest in a string of rows involving high-profile TV stars and HMRC.
Kaye Adams’s case raises important questions about the rules to which HMRC adheres.