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Does IR35 apply to me and what happens if it does?

Does IR35 apply to me?

If you are still unsure if IR35 applies to you, HMRC has this helpful online tool:

As long as the information provided is accurate, HMRC will stand by the result given.


What happens if I don’t follow the IR35 rules?

If you don’t apply the IR35 off-payroll working rules, HMRC has penalties in place.

Any Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions “avoided” will need to be paid back to HMRC with interest. If the tax avoidance was deliberate, HMRC will be more severe with the penalties.

However, a voluntary disclosure it may reduce any penalties you have to pay.


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