Is registering as an employer compulsory?

Discussion in 'Accounts & Finance' started by Sunny Days, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Sunny Days

    Sunny Days UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi

    According to HMRC website, we don't need to register as an employer for a new business... according to our accountants, we do! There are 4 questions on the HMRC site and the outcome from our answers was that we don't need to register. Why does our accountant want us to, apart from making money from it?
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Sunny Days Member since: Feb 9, 2017
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  2. KAC

    KAC UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    We'd need to know the questions and the answers you gave. Are you trading as a limited company?
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: KAC Member since: May 7, 2017
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  3. Sunny Days

    Sunny Days UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks KAC. It's for a sole trader business with no one being paid above £113, no benefits/expenses, pensions, etc. The government website definitely said we don't have to register but the accountant still hasn't come back to us.
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2018 By: Sunny Days Member since: Feb 9, 2017
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  4. STDFR33

    STDFR33 UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Do any employees have second jobs?
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2018 By: STDFR33 Member since: Aug 7, 2016
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  5. MyAccountantOnline

    MyAccountantOnline UKBF Legend Full Member

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    The difficulty you have in asking a question such as this is that your accountant will have information that we dont.

    You do need to get the answer from your accountant.

    If you truly cant trust them to give you genuine advice you are using the wrong accountant.
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2018 By: MyAccountantOnline Member since: Sep 24, 2008
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  6. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Posted: Feb 13, 2018 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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