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OTS Reveal CEST Improvements

OTS Reveal CEST Improvements

The OTS (Office of Tax Simplification) has revealed details about what the CEST’s promised updates from the taxman are going to look like. According to the OTS report, which was focused on small business taxation, “plainer English” is going to be used for the tool’s...
What Happened in the IR35 Forum  Minutes?

What Happened in the IR35 Forum Minutes?

The IR35 forum which was held in February where industry experts and the HMRC discussed the effect of the IR35 reform in the private sector has its minutes published. This discussion was set up some weeks before the consultation on the IR35 (5th March) and members...
HMRC Scores Victory in Two DR Cases

HMRC Scores Victory in Two DR Cases

Recently, the HMRC scored two victories in two cases in the FTT (First-tier Tribunal) about arrangements pertaining to disguised remuneration—where Curzon Capital and Hyrax Resourcing were on the opposing side. According to FTT’s judgment, these cases are similar as...
Loan Charge Schemes Result in Six Arrests

Loan Charge Schemes Result in Six Arrests

Recently, arrests were carried out against six people who promoted the use of fraudulent schemes to avoid paying the loan charge. Residential addresses and business premises in London were raided by fifty officers from HMRC. Other places where raids happened include...
CEST Receives Criticism by the Contracting Body

CEST Receives Criticism by the Contracting Body

The HMRC’s highly-controversial tool—CEST (Check Employment Status for Tax)—continues to attract criticisms from the contractor industry. ContractorCalculator issued a statement this week which unveiled the fact that after they sent an FOI (Freedom of Information)...