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HMRC has launched a new interactive tool for umbrella workers called ‘Check if you are at risk of tax avoidance’. The name reflects that the tool is designed to help individuals avoid getting caught up in a tax avoidance scheme.
A tax advisory body is warning taxpayers never to share their Government Gateway username and password details with anyone – including with companies that offer to make tax relief claims on their behalf.
As HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) prepares to issue emails and SMS to Self Assessment customers, the department is reminding them to be on their guard after nearly 800,000 tax-related scams were reported in the last year.
Reforms to tax calculations for the self-employed, announced in the Budget, will result in a significant acceleration of tax payments by businesses affected by the change, according to a professional tax body.
Freelance representatives have called on the Government to introduce Statutory Sick Pay for the self-employed after new research found there was a post-pandemic surge in demand for it among freelancers.
Agency group, APSCo, has outlined its main asks of the upcoming Autumn Budget and Spending Review to help the labour market build back better, which includes investment in visas for independent contractors.