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Tax Tribunal confirms TV presenter’s IR35 assessments

Tax Tribunal confirms TV presenter’s IR35 assessments The First-tier Tax Tribunal has decided that TV Presenter Christa Ackroyd was a disguised employee of the BBC in relation to her company’s contract with the corporation between 2006 and 2013. This is the first ‘proper’ IR35 case since way back in 2011 (ignoring the Big Bad Wolff case last year which […]

Published: 28/02/2018

Information request exposes flaws in IR35 litigation

On 22 August 2018 HMRC published a response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) for details of status cases that have been tested against its Check Employment Status for Tax (“CEST”) tool. There is little commentary to accompany or explain the document, other than as follows: The Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) rules […]