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    Default Self Employment question

    Hi all, I followed this link from another post to register as self employed. I had been trading for just under 3 months prior which I heard was allowed as I have all my income and outgoings during tat time recorded.
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    I now have a Government Gateway ID but haven't had any correspondence via the post or further info on what happens next. I have chosen not to file for small earnings as £2.40/week on NI won't break the bank and I am happy to pay it.

    My question is how can I tell that everything has gone through ok and I am now officially self employed? Should I have any details? And do I have any immediate responsibilities?

    I am meeting with an accountant shortly to go over what I need to do during the year to make his life easier at the end of the year.

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    Default Re: Self Employment question

    Wait and see if you get your bill for NI contributions they arrive every quarter or you could contact them and see if it all went through. I received a pack telling me stuff about accounting and running a business but I can't remember who sent it to me but I did it all over the phone with a single call to HMRC
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    Default Re: Self Employment question

    Ok mate, I will wait and see for the time being. I assume my Government Gateway ID should prove I registered by the 3 month deadline. It all seemed to go through ok but I had expected some kind of correspondence via post or email with regards to tax procedures and NI payments.

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    Default Re: Self Employment question

    I did it all over the phone the same as Little John and received some sort of pack in the post not long after.(This was about 5 years ago so I'm a bit foggy on exactly what was received!) If I were you I'd give them a quick call to put your mind at ease. They've always been quite helpful when I've had to speak to them.

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    Default Re: Self Employment question

    You should get a letter through fromn HMRC saying that we believe we should be asking you to complete a tax return blah blah - this will have your UTR on so keep it (accountant will want it to get you set up on his agent id). You will also get a bill through quarterly for the class 2 ni but they often take ages to get them in place. If you want to call to chase them so the bill doesn't get too high the no is 0845 9154655, all you should need is your nino and the date you started as self employed, you can also set up a monthly dd if it's easier.

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