Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Class 2 NIC changes: self-employed to pay under Self-Assessment

From April 2015, Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC), which have hitherto been paid as a weekly sum in arrears by quarterly direct debit, are to be linked to profit levels and will be collected under Self-Assessment, just like Class 4 NIC and income tax.

Class 2 NIC will now be an annual liability linked to the level of profits of the business and there will be a small profits threshold, beneath which no Class 2 NIC will be payable.

HMRC will be communicating these changes to self-employed individuals.