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working freelance - how complicated is it?

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tink123 Tue 30-Jun-09 10:25:51

Hi, I have an interview soon for a post as a tutor/marker but it is freelance. I will have other main job as a nurse.

Is it complicated to work freelance?

funnypeculiar Tue 30-Jun-09 10:31:39

Not ime. You need to register with IR and fill in a tax form once a year, and pay NI. You'll need to save as money comes in for your end of year tax bill.

flowerybeanbag Tue 30-Jun-09 10:37:21

Will you be self-employed or will you be employed on a zero hours contract/flexible contract by the company?

tink123 Tue 30-Jun-09 10:49:57

classed as self employed.

hatwoman Tue 30-Jun-09 10:55:56

most of the info you need should be here. It isn't hard. it might be worth ringing the helpline - if your s-e earnings are under a certain amount some areas let you do a much smaller form than a full tax return. I can't remember quite what it's called - but I know it exists because one year when I had a main paye job and did a small piece of s-e work I was - annoyingly - about £100 over the limit and had to do a proper one.

UnquietDad Tue 30-Jun-09 10:56:42

I've never found it hugely complicated. There were also years when I was mixing employment and self-employment. You just have to make sure you fill in the right bits of the tax return.

I also find it so much easier to do it online (as I do now) than on paper (as I used to).

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