What is IR 35?

What is IR35?

Be safe, be sure – talk to our IR35 experts

If you are self-employed or a contractor, there may be significant tax breaks when you trade as a limited company.

Unfortunately, that’s not as simple as it sounds.

IR35 is tax legislation that sets out clear rules for doing it. It is particularly aimed at identifying people termed as ‘Disguised Employees’ by HMRC. It determines rules to make sure you’re a genuine company and not an employee disguised as a company just to be able to take advantage of tax breaks.

If HMRC think you fall the wrong side of IR35 regulations, you will be taxed just as if you were an employee.

Getting it wrong could cost you dear

An HMRC investigation could have major financial implications, especially if you have been contracting for several months or years. If the court agrees you are a ‘Disguised Employee,’ you would be liable for all the tax and National Insurance you would have paid as an employee and employer. An additional tax bill of around 25% of your earnings.

That’s why we strive to ensure everything is done to show you fall outside of IR35, right from the start of your contracting career.

Get a FREE Contract Review by one of our independent tax experts. This way, you’ll show HMRC that you’ve sought the right professional advice.

Stay on the right side of the rules and away from nasty surprises.


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