Can anyone get it right?
PAC comment "tax owed for individuals wrongly assessed as self-employed"
Apparently even the Public Accounts Committee can't get it right.
Contractors working through 'personal service companies' are not self employed. They're employees of the PSC. The only difference in employment status between a PSC contractor and an IR35 contractor is which company employs them - a PSC accountable to the contractor or an unaccountable 'umbrella' company they can't choose or challenge. In the tax domain,the only difference is that almost all PSC activity frowned on by HMRC is lawful tax avoidance, whereas umbrellas have evaded tax on multiple occasions.
Until this fundamental misunderstanding is eliminated, there's not a hope in hell of any common sense emerging to correct this abusive and discriminatory taxation regime.