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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

IR35 To Be Tailored To Suit The BBC

ContractorUK reports that new IR35 guidance for BBC presenters with Personal Service Companies is to be drawn up by HMRC.

By the end of last week, the corporation was quietly told to submit proposals for HMRC’s consideration, as were other broadcasters keen to provide PSCs with guidance on the rule.

Talks on the matter between HMRC and the BBC are at the highest level, with the director-general of each organisation directly liaising with the other, a person close to the talks added.  

The resulting broadcaster-only IR35 guidance will raise the prospect that other sectors of workers, contractors in IT for example, will also get their own tailored guidance on IR35.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Anyone know if Senior Civil Servants (perhaps including HMRC) are using Personal Service Companies for their own tax?

  2. It's not unknown IIRC. Wasn't there an issue a few years ago with a Chief Information Officer?

  3. Omnishambles