IR35 and off-payroll working rules update
- AuthorJulie Temple
It seems like a lifetime ago we were discussing and preparing for the implementation of changes to IR35 and off-payroll working rules from 6 April 2020.
On 17 March 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the government took the welcome step to delay the introduction of changes to 6 April 2021. Many had been calling for it anyway – but for other reasons – and for others it came too late, with changes already in place.
There have been calls for it to be delayed yet further, but it seems likely they will be introduced in the Finance Bill 2020 and with effect from 6 April 2021.
By way of reminder, broadly, IR35 legislation sought to ensure certain workers paid similar tax and national insurance contributions to employees. Off-payroll working rules, having been introduced in the public sector, were to be implemented in the private sector shifting responsibility for assessing the tax status from the intermediary company to the end-user.
We will be revisiting the changes and hosting events in the run-up to the change – whenever it may be implemented.
There are enough things to worry about at the moment; don’t let that niggle be one of them – get in touch. I can be contacted on 01206 217318 or email@example.com.