In the wake of a number of recent heavily publicised cases concerning employment status, HMRC has created an online tool to help determine – for tax purposes.
- Whether an individual is an employee or self-employed, and
- Whether they might be covered by IR35. The “check employment status for tax” tool can be found via the following link:-
Checking Your Employment Status
Importantly, the online tool does not offer any assistance in determining “worker” status (something which doesn’t exist for tax purposes) but provides a useful starting point nonetheless.
Needless to say, in light of recent case law employers and employees should proceed with caution when faced with what is currently a rather thorny issue and proper legal advice should always be sought when such questions arise.
For further advice contact us here at DPH Legal.
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