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Posted Mon, 29 Apr 2024 12:22:35 GMT by Kdoggie11
Hello I have been self employed for many years but am thinking of accepting an employee role. For this tax year (2024-25) I will obviously have been self employed for at least part of it. I am also thinking of keeping my self employment open, but definitely expect that the significant part of my income will be from my employee role. I expect to be earning enough to hit the additional rate. How do I ensure that my employment is counted as my main job and that tax is appropriately deducted from it?
Posted Wed, 08 May 2024 13:34:37 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi Kdoggie11,
If your new employment is your only PAYE employment, this will automatcially be set as your main employment.
If you have already applied tax free allowances to the Self Employment income you earned before becoming a PAYE employee, though, you may wish to request
that the code used by your new employee be issued on a Month 1 basis - this will ensure that your new employer does not apply these allowances to your PAYE income.
Thank you.
Posted Wed, 08 May 2024 21:34:29 GMT by Kdoggie11
Thank you for the reply. As my new role will be my only PAYE job, does this mean that I should choose Option B or Option C on the starter checklist? I had assumed C because I intend to continue my self employment but if “job” means PAYE role then perhaps I should choose B?
Posted Wed, 15 May 2024 11:17:31 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

If this is the starter checklist you are completing, and you have an ongoing source of income, then it would be statement C. 

Thank you.

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