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Free webinar on how to obtain "outside IR35" SDS rulings

28 January 20 | By: Jas Jhooty

emTax are hosting two free webinars advising engagers on the changes they need to make to their off-payroll workers contracts and working conditions, to maximise the number of “outside IR35” SDS rulings to help businesses save on their costs post April 2020.


With IR35 reforms definitely going ahead in April 2020, engagers now have to assess the employment status of their off-payroll workers and issue Status Determination Statements (SDSs) to them and the agency that pays them. If found to be caught “inside IR35” the off-payroll worker will require to have PAYE & NIC deducted from their presented invoices. If it transpires that the SDS was made without taking reasonable care, HMRC can penalise the engager. To mitigate against this risk some larger employers have taken the drastic step of insisting that all of their contractors go onto PAYE. As well as being very expensive, this is the incorrect methodology to IR35 reforms.


To assist engagers, HMRC have recently updated their Check of Employment Status Tool and some engagers will be happy to use CEST to arrive at their SDSs. Unfortunately, HMRC’s CEST still omits key employment status factors such as Mutuality of Obligations which has proven to be crucial in many recent tax cases. In a November 2019 First Tier Tribunal ruling (RALC Consulting Limited vs HMRC), HMRC stated that the “outside IR35” CEST ruling that the contractor had obtained was irrelevant.

emTax IR35 assessment tool

Fortunately, emTax has access to an automated online IR35 software solution designed to meet the requirements of all medium and large employers. By harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence, this tool contains advanced algorithms that automatically weigh up every employment status factor to arrive at a reliable employment status ruling.

IR35 contract review service

To maximise your chances of obtaining an “outside IR35” ruling either from CEST or by utilising our IR35 Assessment Tool you need to firstly get your contracts for services reviewed by our consultants. We can bolster your contracts by adding & updating crucial new clauses that will reinforce the self-employed nature of the engagement. Coupled with this, our consultants can review your current working practices and offer advice on what changes you should consider making to facilitate the maximum number of “outside IR35” rulings possible for your business.

Free Webinars

emTax are hosting two free webinars in February 2020 advising engagers on the steps they need to take to obtain “outside IR35” SDS rulings for as many contractors as possible. Advice will be given on the contractual and working conditons changes that need to me made as well as a quick demonstration of our IR35 assessment tool.

Click on one of the dates below to book your place on this invaluable webinar:

Thursday 6th February at 11:00-11:30

Tuesday 11th February at 14:00 – 14:00

To find out more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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