New Employment Status Service now live

03 March 2017


The new Employment Status Service enables you to check employment status for tax purposes and has replaced the Employment Status Indicator.


With the reform to off-payroll working in the public sector coming into effect in April 2017, HMRC has produced the new ‘Check employment status for tax’ tool.

This is to be used to find out if you, or a worker on a specific engagement, should be classed as employed or self-employed for tax purposes.


This service will give you the view of HMRC on whether:


HMRC will stand by the result given unless a compliance check finds the information provided isn’t accurate.


This service can be used for current or future engagements in the private or public sector. You should reassess the status of the role if there are changes to the engagement or the way the work is done.

This service is anonymous and won’t store any information you enter or the result given. You’ll be able to print your result for your own records.

Follow this link for full details and access to the Check employment status for tax tool.