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If you started working for yourself, then you need to register as self-employed with the HMRC.
The good news:
You can also do this using the SA1 form: you can download it on HMRC’s website, fill it in, and send it by post. We don’t recommend it, however – it will take additional time to reach the HMRC.
The process is similar, but instead you will use the online CWF1 form.
Just use the same UTR number and HMRC login as last time.
HMRC treats subcontractors working in construction (builders, painters, carpenters, etc.) differently.
Let HMRC know if you’re a construction worker and register for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).
For more details, check out our list of frequently asked questions and answers for self-employed registering for Self Assessment.
You might also want to understand how Payment on Account works — your first tax payment will be 50% larger than you expect. Why? Here’s a visual to help you understand it a bit better.
You will need to tell HMRC – here is how you do it. HMRC will still expect you to file a tax return otherwise.
HMRC will still expect you to file a tax return otherwise.
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