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Posted Sat, 14 Aug 2021 12:17:07 GMT by John Hill
When should I expect my National Insurance record for 2020/2021 to be updated? As of today, when I check via my online account I see the message "Your record for this year is not available yet".
Posted Fri, 20 Aug 2021 14:54:31 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi John Hill

This depends on the Class of NI that has been paid.

Class 1 (PAYE)    -            

This is noted on the NI record when the employer has submitted the ‘end of year return’ and it has been processed.  There is no definitive date as we are dependent on the employer.  As a general rule of thumb I would say that ‘most’ are done by October/November following the end of the tax year. 

Class 2 (self employed)

These are paid through self assessment and the earliest they will show on the NI record is the end of November.  The ‘transfer window’ which is when the Class 2 NICs start to be transferred from SA to the NI record opens towards the end of November (the date varies each year).

Class 3  (voluntary)        

These are paid directly to the NI office and it depends on the current  lead time how quickly they are noted on the record.  At present they should be noted on the NI record within 6 weeks of being paid (often quicker).

Thank you.
Posted Fri, 20 Aug 2021 15:19:43 GMT by John Hill
Thank you - very helpful information.

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