Employment Tax

Employees working from home while overseas

COVID-19 resulted in a fast – and major – shift in how organisations and their teams operate on a day to day basis. While many employees swapped a long train journey for a 20-step commute, some employees opted to weather the pandemic in international jurisdictions. But how does this effect employers, and what are the impacts in relation to Income Tax, social security, contracts, and benefits?

Our dedicated Employment Tax team are on hand to guide you through a review of the arrangements to help mitigate any potential risks.

For more information, please contact Nick Bustin, Director of Employment Tax or George Milmine, Senior Manager. 

Happy staff, thriving business

Our team of specialists can help you through the complex legislation to help provide you with clear and practical advice. Challenges which employers regularly face include how to retain and motivate employees, but also minimise costs and risks.

How we can help you

  • PAYE & National Insurance advice
  • Dealing with HM Revenue & Customs compliance reviews
  • Employment tax health-checks
  • Designing and advising on expense policies
  • Salary sacrifice and optional remuneration arrangements
  • Termination payments
  • Off-payroll working arrangements
  • Construction industry scheme

Off-payroll working arrangements

Any business which engages workers through an intermediary needs to review those arrangements ahead of changes to the IR35 legislation, which is due to come into effect for the Private Sector on 6 April 2020.

To visit haysmacintyre’s dedicated IR35 legislation web page, click here

Other services

We offer a wide range of tax services, including Business Tax, Employment Tax, Private Client and Trust and VAT.

To visit haysmacintyre’s dedicated Making Tax Digital (MTD) web page, click here.

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