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Posted Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:07:52 GMT by MJ K
HI, I become UK tax resident on 25 Aug 2022 and worked 14 days (from 29 Aug 2022 to 15 Sep 2022) in the UK in the tax year 2022-2023, then I have no paid leave and maternity leave until 6 Feb 2023, during maternity leave, I still get paid, doIi need to contribute in NI for the period with my maternity leave? and I go back to my home country on 10 Feb 2023 and work in my home country from 10 Feb 2023 to 5 April 2023, do I need to contritube to NI for this period of time?
Posted Wed, 04 Oct 2023 08:22:24 GMT by HMRC Admin 25
Hi MJ K,
Thank you for your enquiry.
I can confirm that National Insurance contributions are payable on Statutory Maternity Pay.
Without looking at your personal records, We are unable to answer your query about paying National Insurance contributions when you will be working in your home country.
You will need please to contact the National Insurance Enquiry helpline for further advice, or you can write to HMRC with your query.
Our contact details are shown below:
National Insurance Contributions & Employer Office 
PT Operations North East England
HM Revenue and Customs
Telephone – 0300 200 3500 (Lines are open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday)
Thank you. 

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