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    • Michailovic
    • By Michailovic 11th Oct 16, 3:32 PM
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    Courier Job Income Tax
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:32 PM
    Courier Job Income Tax 11th Oct 16 at 3:32 PM
    Not sure if posted in the correct board, feel free to move.

    I am interested in a courier job at amazon through one motion logistics. They state that you earn £100/day and can work as many days as you want. They also offer to lease you a van at a cost of £186/week. I would be interested in working 5 days/week and hiring the van from them. This would leave me with an income of £314/week. Does anyone know if i would then pay income tax + national insurance on the gross £500 or net £314? Thanks
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    • paddedjohn
    • By paddedjohn 11th Oct 16, 3:53 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:53 PM
    Don't forget to minus the fuel costs. You could probably earn more in McDonalds with a lot less stress
    Be Alert..........Britain needs lerts.
    • Paully232000
    • By Paully232000 11th Oct 16, 4:04 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:04 PM
    Do you not need to figure insurance into that amount as well?
    I know it might not be a lot on its own per week, but when added to all the other costs, will take you to a bit below your £314/week before tax/NI
    • Michailovic
    • By Michailovic 11th Oct 16, 4:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:51 PM
    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    The £186/week includes hire and insurance.

    They reimburse us at 15p/mile of fuel, not great, but better than nothing.

    Have spoke to a few people about this and no one seems certain :S
    • General Grant
    • By General Grant 11th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
    Not sure if posted in the correct board, feel free to move.

    I am interested in a courier job at amazon through one motion logistics. They state that you earn £100/day and can work as many days as you want. They also offer to lease you a van at a cost of £186/week. I would be interested in working 5 days/week and hiring the van from them. This would leave me with an income of £314/week. Does anyone know if i would then pay income tax + national insurance on the gross £500 or net £314? Thanks
    Originally posted by Michailovic
    To answer that question -
    as a self-employed person you are assessed for tax and NI on your nett earnings (your profit) not the gross.
    • Michailovic
    • By Michailovic 11th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
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    Thanks for clearing that up general!
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 11th Oct 16, 6:00 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:00 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:00 PM
    Not sure if posted in the correct board, feel free to move.

    I am interested in a courier job at amazon through one motion logistics. They state that you earn £100/day and can work as many days as you want. They also offer to lease you a van at a cost of £186/week. I would be interested in working 5 days/week and hiring the van from them. This would leave me with an income of £314/week. Does anyone know if i would then pay income tax + national insurance on the gross £500 or net £314? Thanks
    Originally posted by Michailovic
    I would avoid it like the plague.

    I know of several people who have done this job in the past and its a horror story. Ridiculously long hours, ridiculous expectations and relentless.

    They pay you £100 a day rather than an hourly rate because you'll have to work all the hours god sends a day to get the work done that they expect you to do.
    Regards

    Paul
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