The IR35 Contractor Checker helps to assess the impact of the April 2020 changes to IR35 for companies who employ contractors. The IR35 Contractor Checker guides users through an interactive questionnaire to help determine the impact of the April 2020 changes to IR35. The tool can be easily adapted and customized to different industries and contractor types. The tool also determines – based on a sophisticated risk logic model – the employment status of a contractor under the new regulation.
Under the new off-payroll working rules, due to be implemented from April 2020, the duty of complying with the off-payroll working rules shifts from the individual contractors and their PSCs to the businesses that engage the services of contractors.
The new rules mandate these businesses are now responsible for:
- deciding whether the new rules apply to a contractor; and
- deducting the employment taxes and National Insurance contributions of the contractor.
The IR35 Contractor Checker enables companies to quickly establish if they are affected by the changes. Moreover, it enables the affected companies to quickly identify the tasks required to ensure the company is compliant and complete the required determinations for engaged contractors.
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How it works
Through a customizable, user-friendly and interactive questionnaire, all relevant data is collected and processed. It enables you to quickly establish whether a business will be impacted by the April 2020 changes to IR35.
Expand the functionality
Additionally, the tool can be used for IR35 assessments and issue determinations to individual contractors. This process can also be customized to align with a business’s specific processes (email, approvals etc.) and automatically generate all the emails and documentation required to complete the process.
A dashboard allows HR and legal colleagues to see at a glance the number of internal IR35 assessments completed to date and the determinations of these assessments, ensuring that compliance ahead of the April 2020 deadline can be easily tracked.