Q6 on P35

Q6 "Are you a service company"

Has anyone clarified directly with HMRC whether this means "are you caught by IR35/MSC rules" or whether it means literally "do you provide personal services".

If the latter, what possible reason could HMRC have to want to identify ALL personal service companies including those not caught (of which there are thousands!).

My thinking is to answer 'No' where IR35/MSC does not apply. Booklet E10 is extremely badly worded, but it does say "If you are a service company (as explained above) in the year to 5 April 2008, tick the first ‘Yes’ box under this question." As the explanation refers to IR35/MSC, I think someone forgot to write 'a service company is one where the IR35 or MSC rules apply'.

YJ

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ABHill |

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Don't panic

RebeccaBenneyworth |
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Sorry Nicola..

AnonymousUser |

Now I am confused.

Anonymous |

I'm not sure why the confusion?

AnonymousUser |

SA tax return

Anonymous |

SA return question on 'service companies'

AnonymousUser |

Definitive answer

AnonymousUser |

SA Tax Return

AnonymousUser |

P35 different to SA Return

Anonymous |

Ah But

Anonymous |

Earlier debates

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Combinations of answers

AnonymousUser |

Employer helpline answer

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