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HM Treasury’s IR35 review prompts further calls for delay

The U.K. government launched a review into implementation of planned reforms to the IR35 off-payroll working rules, as tax professionals published “a host of practical payroll and other issues” raised by the changes.

The review will gather evidence from individuals and businesses affected in order to ensure smooth implementation of the reforms, and will conclude by mid-February, HM Treasury said. It will also assess “whether any additional support is needed to ensure that the self-employed, who are not in scope of the rules, are not impacted.”

But the Association of Taxation Technicians responded by reiterating a call for the government to delay implementation until 2021 …

My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), January 8:

U.K. Treasury’s IR35 Review Prompts Further Calls for Delay