John Harling

Director – Employment Taxes

John is an employment taxes expert and has more than 25 years’ experience of working with public sector bodies in all aspects of PAYE, National Insurance and benefits in kind. He spent five years as a PAYE Auditor with the Inland Revenue (as was) before spending the next 15 working in the “Big 4” specialising in advising local authorities, emergency services and other public sector bodies. This included 11 years at PwC where he led the employment taxes side of the PwC/CIPFA Tax Advisory Service. He joined PSTAX in 2012 and is the longest serving member of the Employment Taxes team.

John has vast experience in employment tax and related areas. His particular areas of interest include advising clients on off-payroll working (IR35), Local Government Reorganisation and Corporate Criminal Offence legislation compliance. He is a member of the PSTAX Management Team and also responsible for co-ordinating and planning PSTAX’s Employment Taxes training and forum output.

Outside of work John is keen on most sports, particularly football and cricket, although mainly as a spectator these days. He follows Cambridge United and goes to matches whenever he can. He also likes to attend live music events, as long as someone’s available to look after the dog!