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My wife provided a locum service to her current employer

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Hello,
My wife provided a locum service to her current employer for a few months before being taken on by them as a full time employee. In the locum period she earned £3000.
We are not sure the best way to go about declaring that income to pay the required tax. Ideally we want to avoid her having to do self assessment, her gross salary is £45k with no other significant benefits.
All attempts to speak to HMRC have failed so far.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 year ago.
Hi.

You are going to have to get in touch with HMRC one way or another. The best time to get them on the phone is at 8am each morning including Saturdays. The contact details are here.

When you get through, ask HMRC to issue a P810 which is a form sometimes sent to taxpayers not in self-assessment for them to disclose income. I agree that it would seem to be pointless to have your wife put into the SA system for a period of 3 months but HMRC may insist.

You could ask HMRC them if they would include the £3,000 as a restriction in your wife's current tax code so as to collect the tax that way but given the size of the payment, they may not agree to do that. In any event, that may cause her to pay too much tax given the size of her salary.

As the locum period was a one-off period of self-employment, HMRC may only need one tax return to be completed. You can make it clear in the return that tax returns for future years will not be needed.

I'm afraid that there is no easy way through this for you. If you write a letter, you could wait for two months or more for a reply.

I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
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