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Au pair wants to take on employment as well

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Wizotto Mon 14-Mar-16 20:39:45

We have an au pair who lives as part of our family but who does not need to be treated as an employee due to her role. She has been offered some paid work which she would like to do as it relates to her proposed career. If she becomes an employee for this work, what effect does this have on our obligations as I think this means we have to do payroll etc. as well in that case? She could do it as work experience but the relevant firm considers that the work should be paid in order to meet its legal obligations. Any thoughts much appreciated... Thanks

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 15-Mar-16 07:35:47

I always, always run PAYE for this reason for au pairs. Then if they get another job I get all their tax free allowance as their first job and I know everything is above board and correct.
You can use HMRC's own RTI software and as long as you are below tax free allowance you make no deductions.

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