PUBLISHED: 10:07, Mon, Oct 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:26, Mon, Oct 5, 2020
This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 60, is said to be planning on taking the taxman to court over a £250,000 bill. The legal battle with HMRC over whether he is treated as a freelancer by ITV, is reportedly set to take place next year.
Eamonn, who insists he hasn’t short-changed the taxman, has filed an official court listing.
The star’s earnings from his work with the broadcaster go through his limited company, called Red, White and Green.
However, officials have argued that this reduces his tax bill, according to The Sun.
A spokesman for Eamonn said he “has always considered himself a self-employed freelancer and has never knowingly avoided paying taxes”.
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Eamonn Holmes takes HMRC to court over £250,000 bill after losing case (Image: WENN•ITV)
Eamonn Holmes insists he hasn’t short-changed the taxman (Image: GETTY)
They added that the star was “seeking to comprehend what this means” and wished for “clarity and consistency across the guidelines” so others do not “suffer the same confusion” over the rulings.
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Eamonn for comment.
The taxman requires TV presenters to pay up to 45 per cent tax and not 18 per cent corporation tax.
HMRC also argues that BBC stars are employees and should pay income tax and national insurance.
Eamonn Holmes is married to This Morning co-host Ruth Langsford (Image: GETTY)