I registered myself on HMRC as self employed in January 2014 and invoiced my employer for a small 3 month contract.The sum was not huge but sufficient to be taxed.I then tried registering myself for SA as my friends told me that I would be required to a pay a tax of £400+ on my earnings..Unfortunately haven't been able to get past that step without any direction on what needs to be done.Received a response from HMRC that I might have to speak to someone there but have tried N number of times but no one picks up the phone.
1. I dont know whether i am supposed to pay tax this year or next.
2. what are the steps to follow to do the same.
3. Havent recieved any communication from HMRC to pay the tax,but as told by nears and dears - i have to pay or get penalized which i want to avoid.
My invoice was dated for February 2014.I have completed the registration for SA and login/pwd but unfortunately no activation code in the post.I changed addresses as well,but i haven't been able to update them too online.Checked with the current owners,but they haven't received any mail or its possible they could/would have trashed it.
Can I do this all over again - if yes how and what are the fool proof steps since its virtually impossible to speak to someone there and get help.If no, then is there any other way to do it.Don't want to get penalized for no fault of mine here.
Roughly about a month back.
Also do i have time to file the return in anycase?
Thanks a million..
Will be awaiting a revert.
Many Thanks & Regards,
Just managed to get through to HMRC after trying in vain for a couple of days now.Have my address changed and a SA activation code on the way.Hopefully should be smooth sailing from here.Many thanks for all the help and guidance.Was really making a hash out of it.
Thanks & Regards,