/ Stopping self employed status

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BigBrother - on 04 Apr 2013
I need to deregister as self employed (sole trader) and finding conflicting advice online from writing to my local office (shut down) to using online forms that lead to dead links.

Before I spend hours listening to looped musak ringing the helpline I wondered if anyone here has done this recently and knows what I need to do?

thanks
Skip - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother:

Took me about three years. Every year i'd get a self assessment form, even though i told them i was no longer self employed. Did it by phone.
New POD - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother:

Write to them, explaining in writing. They will be happy with that, but ask for official responce, and send by recorded.
BigBrother - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother: The HMRC have decided to shut down their system for maintenance over the year end so I will have to wait until next week anyway.
Andy S - on 04 Apr 2013
I think you can request it, but ultimately it's actually up to them whether or not they make you do a self-assessment next year, regardless.
mark turnbull - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother:
It's easy phone them up , give them your tax number and tell them
That you no longer trade
Martin Wing - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother: When I did it I just phoned up, had to do one last self assesment the next year. Simple as that.
JSA - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother:

You can call the NI office and inform them. it's a 2 minute job. I had been trying to cease self employment and had less than zero useful help from HMRC.

I found a number on UK Business forums, called it and in 2 minutes everything was sorted out.
JSA - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to JSA:

I think this is the number you need to call...

0845 302 1479
ads.ukclimbing.com
andrew breckill - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother: I called them and stopped my class 2 NI payments although they still sent me SA For a for a further two years.

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