We reported recently on the House of Lord criticism of the IR35 rules. However it looks like as of 6th April 2021 the UK government will move ahead with introducing these. Amendments have also now been announced whereby:-
– This is now restricted to services provided by a worker to UK resident clients and clients with a UK connection.
– A forty five day deadline is to be introduced for responses to HMRC requests for information.
– There has been additional guidance on when HMRC can recover taxes.
We have already reported repeatedly on how the IR35 rules are deeply flawed and hence very unpopular with freelancers. If you have concerns over how these rules may affect you if you have any contracts with UK companies please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.