Government department’s IR35 checks step up a gear

According to claims by contractor accountants Orange and Gold, one of its clients has reportedly received a letter from their employer – a government quango – asking that they either produce their payslips or clear off.

But not quite in those words.

The payslips are required as evidence to the quango that the contractor has been paying national insurance and is working within IR35. The concern is that limited company or personal service company contracting allows for tax abuse, and in some cases the right levels of contribution aren’t being made.

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