Will IR 35 Turn IT Upside Down?

LETTER FROM LONDON

The IR 35 tax law could be a disaster for independent IT contractors and their employers in the UK. If it passes, that is.

Independent contractors in the UK may soon wind up on the IT industry's endangered species list. In fact, many fear that a little change in tax law known as IR 35 will force independent contractors out of the country, increasing the cost of running IT in the UK.

"The immediate effect of IR 35 will be a rapid decrease in the number of contractors," says Dominic Connor, the

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