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IT consultant wins IR35 personal service company case
IT consultant wins IR35 personal service company case

IT consultant wins IR35 personal service company case

 

The government have been consulting on extending the personal service company rules that currently apply to public sector workers to those in the private sector, but in the meantime tax tribunal decisions are still being decided against HMRC.

In a recent case involving an IT consultant working on various projects to implement the new Universal Credit system the First Tier Tax Tribunal decided that the consultant would not have been an employee if directly engaged. A key factor was that the the level of control over the consultant fell far below the sufficient degree required to demonstrate a contract of service.