TV Production Freelancers – IR35 in 2020

Where you work as a TV producer, art director or sound engineer for TV and film, it is often possible to operate through a limited company to help structure their tax affairs in an efficient manner.

In 2020, HMRC recently release an updated list of TV and film professions which are considered as genuine freelance arrangements, where certain conditions are met. You can see the full list here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/gds/esm/attachments/roles_normally_treated_as_self_employed_formerly_appendix_1.pdf 

The list is not specifically for those operating through limited companies, but it stands to reason that the same logic should apply. That means in many situations, the new IR35 ‘off payroll working’ rules do not apply.

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