For the last 17 years, individuals who provide their own services through an intermediary, and the businesses who engage them, have struggled with the intermediaries legislation known as IR35. The key issue is how to determine whether a particular engagement is within the IR35 rules.
News & Updates
The headlines after the Budget were captured by the 2% rise in the main rate of class 4 NIC. This caused such a fuss as it appeared to break a Conservative Party manifesto pledge not to raise the rate of income tax, national insurance or VAT in this Parliament, i.e. before May 2020.
We are not suggesting that HMRC are making up the rules as they go along, but their webinar on the flat rate scheme (FRS) included an additional condition, which isn’t in the new version of the FRS leaflet (Notice 733).
We outlined the rules for new cash basis for unincorporated property businesses in our newsletter 2 February 2017. The draft legislation was only published on 31 January, but those new rules will apply by default to individual landlords from 6 April 2017, unless the landlord opts out.
An update to correct tax tables and rates
Welcome to our monthly newswire. In this edition we will focus on the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcements. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and find it useful.