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IR35 Assessment Tool

IR35 Assessment Tool

Are You Inside IR35 ?

Do you provide your services through a limited company? If the answer is yes, HMRC needs to be convinced you’re not using your limited company to disguise a relationship with your client, which would otherwise be that of employer and employee.

Don’t be shocked if you’re confused, a lot of people are in the same situation - we’re here to help clarify some of this complicated legislation. Our simple IR35 tool below allows you quickly assess your risk of being caught out by the legislation and advises on the best next steps.

Simple answer each of the 14 questions to the best of your knowledge and the tool will quickly assess whether or not you are inside IR35.

IR35 Assessment Tool

In the event of your absence, would your limited company have the capacity to send a replacement with equivalent qualifications, experience and skills?


Have you ever actually provided a substitute when you were not able to provide your company's services personally?


Do you carry out any of your company's services for your clients remotely?


Does your company have to work set hours, and days stipulated by your client?


Other than adhering to client specified requirements, are you told how to do the work?


Are you required to ask permission from your client to take time off?


Are you obliged to carry out tasks not covered within the scope of your contract?


Are you required to give your client a notice of more than 30 days?


Does your company carry any business insurances? Employers Liability, Public Liability, Professional Indemnity etc...


Is your company financially liable to correct any defective work?


Were you ever a permanent employee of your end client?


Do you have any staff management responsibilities over your end client's staff - appraisals, disciplinary etc?


Do you have an 'office holder' position within the client's organisation (director, chairman) with high level managerial responsibilities, such as control over budgets etc?


When working for your client on-site, do you utilise your own equipment (for example, your tools)?