Your IR35 Questions Answered

30 March by Guest Blogger: Dave Chaplin

Dave Chaplin

IR35 Q&A

We caught up with guest blogger, Dave Chaplin, to answer some of your IR35 questions. Take a look at these bitesize videos to hear what he had to say.

What is the new Off-payroll legislation, commonly referred to as IR35, and how does it differ to the original legislation that has been in force for nearly 21 years?

What are your thoughts on HMRC's CEST for determining your IR35 Status?

When contractors are offered “inside IR35” engagements, what should they consider?

Some firms are blanket banning contractors. Can they do this?

What are the key factors to consider when determining whether someone is considered “inside” or “outside IR35”?

Can contractors who “buddy up” to create a small consultancy us that to prove they have a viable substitution to help their IR35 status?

​Who is Dave Chaplin?

Dave Chaplin is the CEO and founder of contracting authority ContractorCalculator and tax compliance firm IR35 Shield. Dave was an IT contractor before founding ContractorCalculator in 1999. IR35 Shield enables firms, agencies and contractors to remain compliant with the Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) and Off-payroll legislation. Dave is the author of the Contractors’ Handbook Third Edition and more recently IR35 & Off-Payroll – explained. He assists with IR35 tax tribunals, has consulted on many occasions for HMRC, advises politicians and Government bodies on freelance tax matters, and is prolifically quoted in the trade and national press. In November 2020, Dave was included in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)’ list of Europe’s 100 most influential leaders in the staffing industry.