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IR35 could be extended into private sector ‘as early as spring 2018’

Expansion would be complete disaster for contractors, businesses and Brexit, warn recruiters

The IR35 tax rules that have caused huge disruption for HR teams in the public sector could be extended into the private sector “as early as spring 2018,” recruiters are warning.

Amendments to the IR35 tax system for the public sector came into effect this April. Since then, public sector contractors have had their tax status determined by the organisations hiring them. Those deemed to fall inside the IR35 regime are treated as employees for tax purposes and have their tax and national insurance contributions deducted at source, resulting in significant pay cuts for many.

Full article from CIPD