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You pay National Insurance (NIC) if you are employed and your employer takes it from your wages before paying you. You also pay Class 2 NIC if you’re self-employed and your profits exceed a certain limit.
1. Call the office.
National Insurance (NI) is a form of tax that workers pay. It’s similar to US social security taxes and helps fund unemployment benefits and retirement pensions. It’s paid both by employees in a “pay as you earn” system and self-employed people through a Self Assessment tax return.
Everyone who works should have a NI number, which is used to identify them within the government’s National Insurance system. The NI number is unique to each person and is usually found on financial documents such as letters from HMRC or wage slips. Each person’s NI number is managed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
After you’ve applied for an NI number, DWP will usually write to you to ask you to attend a face-to-face interview. This interview will be one-to-one unless it is needed for an interpreter, and will help to confirm your identity.
The interviewer will ask you questions about your circumstances and why you need a NI number. They will also ask to see your official documents. You should bring all the documents you have with you to the interview as they may need to take copies of them. After the interview, if you have been successful, DWP will send you a letter with your NI number. They will also give you instructions about how to pay any contributions that are outstanding.
2. Fill out the online form.
Once you have submitted the form, HMRC will email you within 2 working days to offer you an appointment. If you require specialist services, such as an interpreter, this may take longer.
The email will contain details of the contact centre nearest you. You will be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.
If you choose to meet in person, you will need to bring with you official documents that prove who you are. These include a passport, driving licence, national insurance card or birth certificate. The interviewer will check these and ask questions to make sure that you have the right to work in the UK.
National Insurance is a tax on your earnings that goes into an account to pay for state benefits when you’re ill, unemployed or over retirement age. You have to pay at least 35 years of contributions or credits to get your full state pension. You can also pay voluntary payments to fill gaps in your record.
You can pay NIC through your wages or via a self-assessment tax return depending on the type of work you do. If you are employed, your employer will usually withhold the NIC at source. If you are self-employed, you pay Class 2 contributions at a flat weekly rate and Class 4 contributions annually based on your level of taxable profits. You can also pay Class 3 voluntary contributions to fill gaps in your record and help you qualify for certain state benefits.
3. Email us.
National insurance is a system that uses contributions to fund retirement pensions and other social benefits. The amount you pay depends on your earnings and whether you’re self-employed. Employees pay a portion of their National Insurance through PAYE (pay as you earn) deductions on their wages. Self-employed people pay class 1 and, if they choose to, class 2 National Insurance through their own Self Assessment tax returns. Self-employed people can also make voluntary class 3 National Insurance contributions to build up contributory entitlements and help them get a bigger state pension. HMRC will tell you how much you need to pay for your NI. You can write to this address with all NI enquiries except complaints. (Do not use a PO box).
The quickest way to book an appointment is by phone, but you can email us if you prefer.
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National Insurance is a form of social security in the United Kingdom. It is similar to income tax, but the payments a person makes are in return for state benefits. The amount paid depends on how much a person earns and how many employers they have. In some cases, people who work for two low-paid jobs will pay no national insurance at all. National Insurance is governed by the National Insurance Act and the Social Security Act. ביטוח לאומי קביעת תור