How to De-register Yourself as Self-Employed

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Some people who venture into self-employment and go solo suddenly find themselves wanting to go back to being employed or working full-time jobs. If you’re one of those people, you must remember to inform HMRC of this change in your employment status. There is nothing to worry about because this should be an easy process.

Going back to full-time work?

There are various ways of letting HMRC know should you decide to go back to working as a regular employee, after registering yourself as self-employed. One way is to call the HMRC hotline at 0300 200 3310 and inform them that you have ceased being self-employed. Another way, which is probably the easiest way, is to login online and de-register yourself as self-employed. All you need are the following:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your Unique Tax Reference Number or UTR

The HMRC office is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Do you have plans of closing your limited company?

If you have plans of ceasing the operations of your limited company and going back to being a sole trader, there are ways on how to transition from one business structure to another. We will discuss your options in another article. We will also discuss what you can do if you’re looking to change your status from being a regular employee to being self-employed.

Do you want to try self-employment?

If you have plans of leaving your employer and finally trying what it feels like to be self-employed, reach out to us and we will arm you with the knowledge and skills that you need to deal with what you have to deal with as you become your own boss. More Than Accountants would be more than happy to share business guides on how to successfully operate your own business or how to efficiently work as an employee.

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