Mistakes to avoid when considering the new off-payroll working rules

The revised off-payroll working rules are coming into force from April 2021. Under the new rules, medium and large businesses in the private sector must take responsibility for deciding and advising the tax status of contractors who provide their services through their own limited companies or partnerships. With agencies set to carry the liability when operating as the fee-payer in the engagement, recruiters are very much involved too.

From the public sector experience of similar changes introduced in 2017, history points towards a number of lessons which must be learned. So, what can businesses do to avoid making potentially costly mistakes?

What you’ll learn

  • Don’t delay preparations
  • Avoid blanket off-payroll determinations
  • Don’t force contractors to accept ultimatums
  • Use of HMRC’s CEST tool
  • Communicate with your contractors
  • How GuildHUB can help

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