£100 +VAT per assessment
Determining IR35 Status
In April 2020, agencies and end clients will become responsible for determining the IR35 status of contracts undertaken by Limited Companies (PSCs).
There’s currently no official ‘review’ or ‘test’ available that would stand up in court. And, although the CEST tool has been developed by HMRC, it’s just an indicator and could not be relied upon if investigated.
We’ve been working with PSCs since the IR35 legislation was introduced back in 2000. So, we have both the knowledge and experience to support agencies and end clients like you when you’re making a decision about the IR35 status of a contract.
Our exclusive IR35 Status Assessment Service gives you a decision on IR35 status – including the reasons (IR35 Status Determination Statement) behind it. The legislation states that you need to provide this to your contractors along with their contract.
If you’re an end client and a recruitment agency or other third party pays the Limited Company, you should also provide this to them. Remember, they’re responsible for ensuring the necessary deductions are made if the contract is inside IR35.
IR35 can be complex and there are many factors that contribute towards a decision. Our process is online for your convenience. Unlike some organisations, we won’t just farm your information through a faceless online tool. We care about the process. That’s why every case – without exception – is assessed by a specialist member of our team. They’ll review the information personally to make sure the decision you receive is the right one. So, you get the peace of mind you deserve.
What do we cover?
- Contract review
- Working practices review
- Status Determination Statement
With us, you’ll also get a single point of contact, and you can rest assured that your case will be reviewed by an expert.
How does the IR35 assessment work?
You complete our online questions; providing the information we need to enable us to make an assessment.
We review the information you’ve provided and make an assessment on the IR35 status. We’ll then provide you with an IR35 Status Determination Statement to provide to the contractor (and recruitment agency if you’re an end client and you work with one).
Agree T&Cs with you, the agency/end client, to provide the IR35 status assessment service.
This can be done on our online portal.
Understand how many contracts you have in place.
I.e. do you have a few set ones or are they all different.
If there are a few set contracts, we’ll review these before asking you to complete the questionnaire. This enables us to advise of areas in the contract that may signal it is caught by IR35, which also gives you the option to review your contracts before we complete the full assessment.
Where there are multiple contracts we will ask you, the end client (ideally the person the contractor reports to), to complete our online IR35 questionnaire (less than 40 questions) and attach the contract for each.
These details are reviewed by a Senior Accountant who’ll give their opinion on the IR35 status and produce a report (or Status Determination Statement). This can then be passed to the contractor – along with their contract – and the agency (if there is one in the chain).
Where there’s a large volume of contractors to be assessed, we’ll provide you with a summary report. This will allow you to see which stage each of the assessments is at in the process i.e. contract reviewed, info received.
For those whose contracts and working practices are assessed to be caught by IR35, we’ll contact them (on agreement from the agency or end client) to sign them up to our umbrella solution.
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