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IR35 Compliance Guide

IR35 Compliance Guide
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IR35 Guidance


IR35 Status Tests


We have prepared below a IR35 compliance guide to the main factors that need to be considered to ensure that an engagement falls outside of IR35. (Please note that this is only a brief guide; it is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of employment status).

Please visit the IR35 Resources section for more downloadable guides and free templates, as well as an IR35 jargon buster.

With the introduction of HMRC’s four specialist IR35 teams, it is more important than ever to ensure that you have fully considered your status and are confident that in the event that this is challenged by HMRC, there are grounds to mount a successful defence.

It is important to note that each working arrangement is reviewed on its own merits and all of the positive and negative elements of both the written contract and working practices will be weighed up in line with case law in order to provide a balanced opinion.​

If you have any queries regarding IR35 or the below IR35 compliance guide, please do not hesitate to contact our consultancy department on 0116 2690 992 or contracts@qdoscontractor.com. Additionally, please see full details of our contract review services as well as tax enquiry and business related insurances.

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IR35 Compliance Guide Menu

  • Written Contract

  • Working Practices

  • Public Sector Rules

  • Office Holders

  • Right of Substitution/Personal Service

  • Control

  • Mutuality of Obligation (MOO)

  • Financial Risk

  • Right of Dismissal

  • Part and Parcel of the Organisation

  • Exclusive Services

  • Intention of the Two Parties


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