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UK Tax Changes Shift Worker Classification Burden to Clients

The UK Government has confirmed that it will extend to the private sector tax rules designed to target tax avoidance by contractors who operate through an intermediary personal service company (PSC). The UK Government has announced that new “off-payroll working” tax rules (commonly known as IR35) will apply to the private sector from April 2020. The move will shift responsibility for determining the tax status of individuals who personally provide services through an intermediary personal service company from that PSC to the end user client. The IR35 rules apply if An individual personally performs services for a client, or is obliged to do so Those services are provided under arrangements involving an “intermediary”, i.e., the arrangement for the provision of the services is made between the client (or an agent on its behalf) and the PSC, rather than between the client and the individual; and The individual would be regarded as an employee or office-holder,...

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Event | Employment and Employee Benefits Forum: Strategic Planning in the Face of Disruption

There is significant risk and exposure facing senior leaders charged with workplace and workforce management. As we launch into 2019, it is more critical than ever for in-house counsel and HR professionals to effectively manage ongoing risks and strategically plan for what’s ahead. To learn more, join our half-day forum and reception in one of our two locations this month. January 29 – San Francisco, CA January 31 – Los Angeles, CA This interactive and forward-looking program fosters open discussion that will help you see around the corner and position your business to protect its interests. Key issues of focus will include: Worker Classification: Complications Beyond the Front Page Employee Mobility: Local Challenges with Global Implications ERISA Plan Controversy: Rising Stakes for Those Unprepared Your Attention, Please: Emerging Threats Lurk in Employment and Employee Benefits #MeToo Take Two: Liability Beyond Title VII Register today.

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