Treasury could delay ‘third-party’ freelance tax rule

The Treasury could delay implementing one of the most controversial parts of
freelance tax law changes, due in April.

Reports suggest that the Treasury could delay the introduction of the law to
make third parties liable for tax debts of contractors, which was meant to be a
key part of the government’s fight against tax avoidance by individuals
through composite companies.

showed fears among the accounting community that the
third-party rule could put clients’ tax burden
onto tax advisers

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