Hi quick question. I am a director and tryign to pay myself tax efficiently. I pay around the tax free basic amount in PAYE. My accounting software is calculating my contributions after I hit the £8164 p.a limit. The accounting software charges NI after I've hit that amount. https://www.gov.uk/employee-directors Which means around month 10 or so my NI contributions ratchet up to a pretty high level. Disproportionally high than what regular employees pay. I just want to know how do I ascertain whether if I am paying sufficient NI contributions for that year. Is there a minium amount or minimum months? I can see that I am only paying about 3 months of the year. Ideally I'd just like to pay enough NI so that it's contributing towards the state pension. Also the employers NI is pretty high too.