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    • Megan33
    • By Megan33 6th Aug 18, 7:54 PM
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    Two jobs, not fixed, and tax
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:54 PM
    Two jobs, not fixed, and tax 6th Aug 18 at 7:54 PM
    Hello,
    Iím trying to figure out how to work out my tax ready for when I need it, and for my situation I am finding things very difficult!

    I have just finished university and currently work two jobs. In one I am self-employed and my pay is based off commission. The other is a zero-hours contract job, where I work roughly 16 hours a week but it can go up to 30 depending on how many hours and days.

    Iíve been looking around the internet for a few days now and canít find anything to help me work out how much I might owe so I can start saving ASAP!

    Any advice on how I can tackle this would be much appreciated. Many thanks
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    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 6th Aug 18, 9:03 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:03 PM
    In one I am self-employed and my pay is based off commission.
    https://keepinghrsimple.co.uk/hr-faq-legal-hire-commission-sales-people/

    The other is a zero-hours contract job, where I work roughly 16 hours a week but it can go up to 30 depending on how many hours and days.
    Operating PAYE?

    https://www.taxguideforstudents.org.uk/tax-essentials/introduction-to-the-tax-system
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 7th Aug 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 6:24 AM
    30% is a reasonable estimate to start with as it should be more than needed to cover tax and NI unless earning loads.


    If the PAYE zero hours does not use up all the personal allowance you have some where 30% will be too much.

    (16-30 hours is £6.5k to £12.2k)
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