IR35 Contract Review
ir35 – off-payroll WORKING
As a contractor, you will no doubt be familiar with the IR35 off-payroll working rules. You will also be aware that as of 6 April 2021 the rules changed, and the new rules require that clients’ assess the working relationship between themselves and the contractor and determine the IR35 status.
If you are a contractor, providing services to medium or large private sector clients (or any public sector client) then you could be affected by the new rules.
Do you fully understand the changes and how they might affect your client contracts?
A contract review could help you to stay on the right side of those rules and give you peace of mind that HMRC will see the clear steps you have taken to ascertain your IR35 status.
ir35 contract review service
Our IR35 contract review service will assess your contract as well as your working practices. By using the available evidence, the review will demonstrate to HMRC that as a contractor, you have taken reasonable steps to determine that your status lies outside of IR35.
Our full written review costs £275 plus VAT and includes the reasoning for our opinion, based on relevant case law, and scoring based on HMRC’s business entity test, should this be required.
Please note that the Contract Review Service is only applicable to limited company contractors. If you are an organisation looking for a contract review for your business, please contact us and we will advise you of your options.
determining ir35 status
HMRC have put in place profiling teams to investigate contractors for IR35 compliance. Specific teams have been targeted with investigating health professionals, dentists, teachers and other service sectors in an attempt to hunt for IR35 rule breakers.
IR35 status is determined by what sector the end client is in and how large the company is. Public sector and medium/large organisations in the private sector are responsible for determining the IR35 status of the contract.
Aside from the factors relating to sector and company size outlined above, there are other factors that influence whether a contract is considered to be inside or outside of IR35.
Factors determining IR35 status:
The right to substitution – Would you have the right to send a substitute to complete some or all of your work? Would you be responsible for sourcing and paying this individual?
Control – Who controls over the way in which your work is completed? Are you in control of the hours you work, and do you need consent for time off?
Mutuality of Obligation – Is there an obligation for your client to provide you with work? Are you obliged to accept the work? Is your payment based on amount of work completed or on time required?
local ir35 contract review service
Our IR35 contract review service is available to clients across the South West London and Surrey regions, including Kingston, Surbiton, New Malden, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Reigate, Chessington, Epsom, Sutton, Cheam, and Banstead. To discuss the IR35 service, please get in touch to find out how we can help.
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