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We know that setting up as a sole trader can be confusing, so we put together this list of answers to questions you might have.
For example: Nadia works for Starbucks in the morning and is an Uber driver in the evenings. She will have to file a tax return for her Uber income.
You can register after you’ve earned your first £1,000 from self-employment. The “hard deadline” is 5th October of your second tax year.
If you earn less than £1,000 in the tax year, you don’t need to do a tax return.
The earliest you can register is within 28 days before starting your work.
If you have to send a tax return but did not send one last year, you need to re-register for Self Assessment and Class 2 National Insurance.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking to stop being a sole trader, you need to let HMRC know – otherwise, they’ll still expect a tax return.
You can trade under your own name if you want, or you can choose another name.
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