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Offline girlwithapuck

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Re: Job searching
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2016, 07:34:08 PM »
That's most likely because you are the employer! 

Talk to a an accountant sooner rather than later.

US or UK? As far as I can tell, the necessary UK taxes are being pulled out of my paycheck...

(Sorry, am now slightly alarmed hahah)
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Re: Job searching
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2016, 12:47:08 PM »
US or UK? As far as I can tell, the necessary UK taxes are being pulled out of my paycheck...

(Sorry, am now slightly alarmed hahah)

Do you mean you're on a 6-month contract? Nearly all jobs here, even temporary (e.g. pub) or term-limited (e.g. maternity cover) positions, have contracts, but it doesn't necessarily mean you're a contractor.

I'm a full-time freelancer, and invoice each of my clients on a monthly basis for work delivered. When the payments come in (there is no pay packet), I set aside the requisite amount in order to settle my self-employment tax and NI contributions with HMRC at the end of the fiscal year. Do you do that?

If you're receiving a pay packet with PAYE income tax and NI contributions deducted, you're not a contractor; rather, you're employed, just on a short-term contract. If the company chooses to extend the contract, you'll sign a new one at that time.

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Re: Job searching
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2016, 02:22:37 PM »
That bit about higher pay and no benefits sounds a bit concerning.   You need to find out if you are an employee of the company you work at, or a freelance supplier.   You could be freelance at the company you work at, and employed by an umbrella company. 

If it's all new, you can sort everything easily.  If it goes on over time, problems can develop. 

Again, talk to your boss, and an accountant if needed, or of course somebody else here who can offer advice.  Everything Mr or Mrs Seahorse said is correct.

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Re: Job searching
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2016, 09:25:09 AM »
If you're receiving a pay packet with PAYE income tax and NI contributions deducted, you're not a contractor; rather, you're employed, just on a short-term contract. If the company chooses to extend the contract, you'll sign a new one at that time.

This is totally what's happening! Thanks for the clarification! Just so confusing as it involves a employment service (Brook Street) and the employer I'm based at/working for (another company entirely).



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