Orange & Gold Blog

IR35 investigations on the increase again

A recent Freedom of Information request made by Bloomsbury Professional, the business publishers, has revealed that IR35 investigations more than doubled in the last tax year from 23 (2010/11) to 59 (2011/12). Tax yield from IR35 enquiries has also increased from £219,180 in 2010/11 to £1.25 million in 2011/12.

However, this still pales in comparison to 2006/07 when 158 investigations generated an additional £1.9m for the Treasury.