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Tax Avoidance

Treasury written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many IR35 tribunal cases HMRC has lost in the last 12 months.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

There have been three off-payroll working (IR35) tribunal cases in the last 12 months. HMRC lost two of these cases.

The vast majority of the decisions on status are straightforward and do not involve litigation. It is right that HMRC litigates more finely balanced cases, particularly where they are complex or unusual.

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