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    nearlyrich
    Maximising income - Mystery Shopping? Surveys? (Part Two)
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    • 16th May 07, 3:09 PM
    Maximising income - Mystery Shopping? Surveys? (Part Two) 16th May 07 at 3:09 PM
    Due to the very long thread that has developed on this topic I have been asked to start part two as long threads slow the site down. I have copied the main info from post one on the old thread into this one thanks to Leni who started the original thread and all contributors.

    Happy shopping!

    Nearlyrich BG



    MYSTERY SHOPPING ADVICE

    COMPANIES USED BY CURRENT MSE Mystery Shoppers

    Grassroots

    www.grgresearch.com
    Allocation of Jobs – via email or telephone calls
    Pay Day – Varies but usually 3-4 weeks after your assignment by BACS
    TAX – Self Employed (you sort your own)

    Retaileyes
    www.retaileyes.co.uk
    Allocation of Jobs – Self allocation, you need to keep checking the website
    Pay Day – 15th of the month following your assignment by cheque or BACS
    TAX – Self Employed (you sort your own)

    GapBuster
    www.gapbuster.com/
    Allocation of Jobs - Self allocation, you need to keep checking the website
    Pay Day – 24th of the month following your assignment by BACS
    TAX – Self Employed (you sort your own)

    TNS
    www.tns-global.com (Click Mystery Shopping Link in Pink, bottom Left)
    Allocation of Jobs -
    Pay Day – 28th of the month following the assignment
    TAX – Employed, TNS will sort your tax out for you!

    BAI
    www.baidata.com
    Allocation of Jobs – Self allocation although they contact you to tell you if you were successful in obtaining that assignment.
    Pay Day – 15th of the month following the assignment
    Tax –

    GFK/NOP
    http://www.gfknop.co.uk/sectors.asp?go=myst

    Pay Day = Every 2nd Thursday (pay claims to be submitted the 1st Thursday of the month)

    Retail Maxim
    www.retail-maxim.co.uk
    Allocation of Jobs -
    Pay Day –
    Tax –


    TAX

    If you wish to do Mystery Shopping, even just one job, you need to register with the Inland Revenue within 3 month or you could face a fine of £100.

    Forms and Guidelines you will need –

    Self Employed people with small earnings Guidance - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cf10.pdf

    To register as Self Employed you will need to either ring the IR (Inland Revenue) ON 08459 15 45 15 or download and send back the form CWF1 (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cwf1.pdf )

    You may also be required to pay National Insurance at the rate of £2.10 a week, but only if you earn more than £4345 after expenses in any one year THROUGH Self Employment. This means earning more than £4345 in addition to you other employment. If you think you will earn less than £4345 in the financial year, then you can apply for a “Certificate of Small Earnings Exception” which means you will not have to pay NI (National Insurance) Contributions. The Exception application can be found at the end of this document CF10 - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cf10.pdf


    Information on Self Assessment - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/selfemp.htm
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