Qualified advice preferred option to IR35 probe

Contractors should get qualified advice in writing for each and every one of
their assignments if they want to avoid a IR35 investigation, according to
Martin Hesketh of accountancy firm

He told Contractor UK the appeal of Dragonfly Consulting in High
Court to overturn an order to pay £99,000 in employment taxes under IR35 was
proof enough that contractors needed to be ‘constantly vigilant’ about their
employment status at work.

‘Despite the huge legislative shifts the contracting industry has experienced
in recent times, the IR35 legislation remains key for self employed contractors
in determining employment status,’ Hesketh said.

’With this in mind, we would urge all contractors to ensure they have
obtained robust and documented professional advice for each of their

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