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Had a private tuition request

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CeeBeeBee Mon 09-Jan-17 19:06:41

I work part time at an FE college and I've been approached for tuition in maths by a colleague. If I take this student on, she will be my only tutee. I've asked to meet her with her mum (colleague) at a cafe for an initial consultation as I'd like to know about her needs first. If I decide to make this a regular thing, what sort of things would I need to consider? I would be looking to charge £20/hour which would still be below the tax threshold. I know this sounds daft but will I still need to contact the HMRC about self employment even for 1 hour a week? Also, is it ok to use a coffee shop or library for this purpose on a weekly basis? Any advice appreciated.

CeeBeeBee Mon 09-Jan-17 19:07:02

Thanks in advance. smile

TaggieRR Mon 09-Jan-17 19:08:33

I would think that technically you would have to do a self assessment form to declare the additional income, even if it isn't much

Ninjapie Mon 09-Jan-17 19:12:12

You should register with HMRC even for one student. £20 is on the low side for GCSE.
I tutor and I always go to students house although it's quite common to have students coming to you. I'm not sure I'd be happy with the distractions in a cafe.

GHGN Thu 12-Jan-17 11:56:09

Depend on where you are in the country and local demand but I think £20/hour is low. Don't sell yourself short.
It is ok to tutor anywhere but take into account the noise in a cafe for example.

Eolian Thu 12-Jan-17 12:01:01

You don't necessarily need to fill in an actual Self Assessment return if you earn under £2500 untaxed per year. I'm a teacher who does a bit of tutoring and had registered for self assessment because I assumed I had to. But I phoned hmrc and they said as long as my untaxed earnings were below £2500 I can phone up, tell them my earnings and they will take any tax I owe off through my tax code.

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