Guide to IR35 for Contractors

At SJD, we’re here to help you unravel the mystery of IR35 for limited company directors– our guide covers all you need to know, from the basics, technicalities and how you could be affected. 

What is IR35?

If your contract has the same level of risk, responsibility, liability and control as a permanent employee, you would be classed as inside IR35. In this instance, you will be treated as a PAYE employee.

What does IR35 mean for you?

IR35 can affect the way you operate your business. If your contract is found to be inside IR35, you will not be able to benefit from the same tax efficiencies than you otherwise would. However, there are still ways in which you may be able to operate to make the most of your money.

What’s in the guide?

Inside, you will find information surrounding:

  • What is IR35 – why was the legislation introduced and what does it mean?
  • How is your IR35 status determined? - what factors are assessed when deciding whether you’re inside or outside?
  •  What to do if you’re caught inside IR35 – can you still work tax efficiently if you’re caught inside?


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