IR35 and off payroll working explained
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IR35 (off payroll working)
New rules from April 2021
As of 6th April 2021 medium and large businesses (as defined under the Companies Act 2006) become responsible for determining the employment status of any limited company contractors it engages either directly or through an intermediary such as a recruitment agency.
How this affects your business
Any contractors deemed to be ‘inside IR35’ i.e. employed for tax purposes must have PAYE & NI deducted at source and the payrolling entity (e.g. the recruitment agency) must also pay Employers NI and the Apprenticeship Levy.
Where these statutory payments are not made, the liability for those payments can sit with the hiring company or intermediary.
Hiring flexible workers
What defines a limited company
contractor as employed for tax purposes?
There are a number of factors to take into account
Supervision and control
Do you as the hirer control when, where and how the individual’s work is completed?
Right of substitution
Can the individual send a replacement worker to carry out the job or must they complete the work themselves?
Mutuality of obligation
Do you expect the worker to undertake the work when asked to do so and does the worker expect you to provide consistent work?
Provision of equipment
Does the worker provide their own equipment or do you provide the equipment?
To what extent is there any financial risk to the worker in performing the work required or does the risk lie with you as the hirer?
Basis of payment
Is the worker paid per hour or per day, or are they paid a fixed price for carrying out the job?
Part and parcel
Does the worker have access to staff facilities, attend staff meetings, receive staff benefits etc? To what extent have they become a member of the team?
Exclusivity of service
Does the worker provide their services exclusively to one client?
What to do
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