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Top 5 Questions from Umbrella Employees

At Orange Genie Umbrella we’re always keen to provide the information our employees actually need. Based on our inbound call data, here are the top 5 questions we were asked in March 2018, along with the best answers our experts could devise.

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The Importance Of Professional Review Of Your IR35 Status

IR35 reviews, what are they good for? Why do you need one? Well, the first thing to realise is the importance of getting your IR35 status right.

Why do you need to use the correct IR35 status?

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The Risks of Tax Avoidance for Contractors

We understand why contractors are tempted by tax avoidance schemes. IR35 chaos in the public sector has caused many contractors to lose an extra chunk of their pay to the tax man, and it’s understandable that many of them have searched for a solution. In any case, who wants to pay more tax than they need to? If there’s a legitimate way to shrink your tax bill, why wouldn’t you use it?

And that’s the point. If there was a legitimate way for you to take home 80-90% of your contract rate, we’d all be using it. Orange Genie, as responsible experts with your interests at heart, would be leading you towards it with a big neon sign.

Unfortunately, there isn’t. And yet, if you’ve researched contractor pay online we can almost guarantee that you’ve come across companies who say there is. Those people are lying to you. They’re hoping to profit from putting you at risk.

With the contracting industry holding its collective breath for news of private sector IR35 reform, it’s more important than ever to know you’re getting accurate, trustworthy advice. Read More>>

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Private Sector IR35 Consultation Announced

Following their announcement in the Autumn Budget, the government have launched their consultation on tackling non-compliance with the off-payroll rules (IR35) in the private sector, which will run from 18/5/2018 to 10/08/2018.

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