Bauer & Cottrell offers a wide range of professional, comprehensive IR35 / Off-Payroll services to contractors. All IR35 requirements can be catered for, from single IR35 contract reviews, to HMRC defence in the event of an investigation in to your status. We work with contractors in all industries, in both the private and public sector.
Please note: Until 2017, deciding IR35 for those providing services to the public sector was the responsibility and liability of the limited company Director. Government has decided to roll out a similar regime to the private sector from April 2020 – please see IR35 from 2020 for information on the changes coming next year.
We are specialist advisors who enjoy an excellent reputation within the industry. We always review your working practices as well as the written contract not least because it is the reality of the working relationship upon which IR35 status is decided.
We are simply trying to help you to get this right! By giving an outside IR35 opinion this means that we believe you have a defendable case in the event of an HMRC IR35 investigation. An inside IR35 opinion means we would not expect to win your case. We have absolutely nothing to gain whatever opinion we give!
Your accountancy service provider can review your contract but we can also negotiate changes to your contracts as being totally independent we are not affected by the Managed Service Companies (MSC) rules where such activity could amount to influence and control.
If you are investigated by HMRC you can appoint us to represent you. With our Guardian Plus service we will already have your IR35 compliance history and have often got HMRC cases closed in a matter of weeks – we have never lost a case!
A contract review now will provide a sound basis for your status decision, evidence to demonstrate that you have taken “reasonable care” which will protect you from HMRC penalties. Our opinion is accepted by providers of legal expenses and IR35 insurances.