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    • curlyhairsuzy
    • By curlyhairsuzy 18th Mar 17, 9:52 PM
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    Ltd/self employed best tax options?
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    Ltd/self employed best tax options? 18th Mar 17 at 9:52 PM
    Currently employed PAYE earning approx 32k per year.
    I have the opportunity to do some agency/locum work. Potentially could earn up to 50k per year in addition to my PAYE salary.

    Should I initially start as self employed then incorporate? What is the process for this? Am I better off setting up a limited company to start with?

    My income/expenses will be pretty straight forward, won't have to buy stuff for the job just suppose mileage/clothes etc as expenses.

    It's all very new to me this. I do understand if I take the initial 11k as income self employed then I would only be taxed 20%. What about NI contributions? This is where I get confused.

    At that point would a ltd company make more sense?

    If anyone can explain this in laymans terms it would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 18th Mar 17, 10:12 PM
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    There are so many variables, your best bet would be to speak to an accountant. They will normally give you 30 minutes' advice free of charge. They'll be able to tell you which of these options is best for you, and what paperwork you need to complete.
    • BaileyMoselle
    • By BaileyMoselle 20th Mar 17, 7:15 PM
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    Another option is to use an umbrella company. You will pay more tax but it is hassle free and very easy to keep your taxation compliant.
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