Posted by Kate Benefer, Partner
DWP missing payment of IR35
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing an £87.9 million tax bill for incorrect determination of the IR35 status of its contractors. This is despite the fact that the DWP used the HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) system to check the status..
The bill concerns missing tax and national insurance contributions owed to HMRC from between 2017 and 2021.