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Why is HMRC saying I'm employed when I'm not?

I'm going to find out tomorrow hopefully but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas here.

Just find it really weird for them to suddenly say I'm employed when I haven't been employed for a while. Both universal credit and the student loans company are telling me I'm now employed apparently.

I have a small online business which I haven't grown / made any significant money from yet, so surely this can't be the reason?

Thanks for any answers
Reply 1
Sounds like you are self employed?

Is it a limited company or are you a sole trader operating in your own name?

Have you submitted a tax return?

What is your turnover and profi?

You should be able to see your tax, national insurance records online once you have registered.
Reply 2
Original post by Compyjo
Sounds like you are self employed?
Is it a limited company or are you a sole trader operating in your own name?
Have you submitted a tax return?
What is your turnover and profi?
You should be able to see your tax, national insurance records online once you have registered.

I haven't registered as self-employed because my online business is still very small. Revenue since opening last year is over £1.4k and profit is probably under half of that.
Have u been employed at some stage. Sounds like a previous employer has sent something to hmrc
Reply 4
Original post by Totalnonsense
Have u been employed at some stage. Sounds like a previous employer has sent something to hmrc

That would be weird if true. Last job ended Dec 2023.
Original post by issawrap
That would be weird if true. Last job ended Dec 2023.

It happens sometimes especially coming up to end tax year the employers sometimes put thru something like a wage but turns out it was the whole tax years wage added together and makes it look like it was an in month payment. Contact hmrc to query it. Then once u do contact universal credit and they will send off what's known as an rti query
Reply 6
Original post by Totalnonsense
It happens sometimes especially coming up to end tax year the employers sometimes put thru something like a wage but turns out it was the whole tax years wage added together and makes it look like it was an in month payment. Contact hmrc to query it. Then once u do contact universal credit and they will send off what's known as an rti query

Thanks. They appeared to have no clue about it and basically said they don't know, and that they can see that my last date of employment was December.

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