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OTS Report Looks at Introducing PAYE to the Gig Economy

Jon | 1 year ago

In July 2018, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published a paper, Platforms, the Platform economy and Tax Simplification. The paper examines ways in which the taxation system could be simplified for gig economy workers who work through an online platform, such as Uber or Deliveroo.

Although the paper contains a number of different proposals, one in particular has garnered attention – namely, the proposal to introduce an optional PAYE-style withholding system from certain workers who operate on online platforms.