With an increased focus by HMRC on payroll compliance, it is more important than ever that employers understand their PAYE and NIC payment and reporting obligations.
We can help with your day to day employment tax queries to ensure that you comply with the relevant legislation and minimise the risk of HMRC challenge including:
- structuring termination payments (including large scale redundancies) in a tax efficient way
- advising on employment status including personal service companies; managed service companies and, where you supply workers to an unconnected third party, the intermediaries legislation
- advising on trust-based benefits offered to employees, such as medical benefit trusts (also known as corporate healthcare trusts)
- advising on benefits in kind and expenses including salary sacrifice and flexible benefit arrangements and beneficial loans and
- assisting with HMRC PAYE and NIC audits
Frequently asked questions on termination payments20 July 2021
Our FAQs Inbrief looks at some of the common tax questions that arise on termination of employment.
Taxation of payments in lieu of notice20 July 2021
In April 2018 new rules took effect to ensure that all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) are subject to income tax and NICs in full. Although the rules emerged from a Government consultation on the simplification of the tax treatment of termination payments, the rules are complex and in many cases increase the costs of both employers and employees.
Guarding against the go-between – make sure your terms with staffing intermediaries are suitable01 July 2021
Use of staffing intermediaries has been increasing since last April’s IR35 reforms. We explain why it’s important for end-user organisations to ensure the terms they agree with intermediaries are fit for purpose and protect their interests.
Clarification of IR35 reforms in Budget04 March 2021
Helpful clarifications of the forthcoming changes to off-payroll working arrangements in the private sector were contained in a policy paper released by HMRC as part of the 2021 Budget.
IR35 reforms and international issues21 January 2021
The new IR35 rules create some particularly complex issues where a contractor is based outside the UK. This article looks at some of the frequently asked questions.
IR35 reforms from April 202120 January 2021
The proposed IR35 reforms for the private sector, now planned to take effect from April 2021, represent the biggest change to employment tax for decades.
Réforme de l’IR35 à compter d’avril 202120 January 2021
La réforme proposée de l’IR35 représente le plus grand changement apporté à la taxe à l’emploi depuis des décennies.
Finance Act 2020 widens the scope of IR3519 August 2020
Despite further attempts at delay, the final version of the notorious private sector IR35 rules are now enshrined in the Finance Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020.