Employment Status Checker

  • David Harris
  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

In the wake of a number of recent heavily publicised cases concerning employment status HMRC have created an online tool to help determine – for tax purposes.

  • Whether an individual is an employee or self-employed, and
  • Whether they might be covered by IR35. The “check employment status for tax” tool can be found via the following link:-

https//www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup

Importantly, the online tool does not offer any assistance in determining “worker” status (something which doesn’t exist for tax purposes) but provides a useful starting point nonetheless.

Needless to say, in light of recent case law employers and employees should proceed with caution when faced by what is currently a rather thorny issue and proper legal advice should always be sought when such questions arise.

For further advice contact any of our employment law solicitors here at DPH Legal.

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