Tax Calculator for the Employed and Self Employed
Employed and Self Employed uses tax information from the tax year 2015 / 2016 to show you take-home pay. See what happens when you are both employed and self employed at the same time - with UK income tax, National Insurance, student loan and pension deductions. More information about the calculations performed is available on the details page.
How does this work?
The calculator needs some information from you before working out your tax and National Insurance. Firstly, you need to enter the annual salary that you receive from your employment, and (if applicable) any overtime or pension details. Then enter your annual income and outgoings from self-employment. Your tax code, age, and other options might also affect your calculations.
If you are employed and self employed at the same time, you will find that your employer will deduct from your pay the tax, National Insurance and student loan deductions that you owe on your employment income. However, you will also have to tell HMRC about your self-employment income, so that your other deductions can be calculated. Using the details provided above, the calculator will try to work out the additional amount that HMRC will ask you to pay.
If your self-employment income is below the small earnings limit (£5,965 for 2015 / 16) you can apply to HMRC to defer your Class 2 National Insurance contributions - tick this option if this applies to you. You might choose to pay these contributions anyway, to make sure that you are entitled to the benefits of National Insurance, such as the State Pension. More information available from HMRC - Class 2 National Insurance exceptions.
If you make a loss on your self employment, you may be able to get a refund of the income tax you paid through your employment (PAYE). This is only valid for self-employment which is done for a profit and would not apply to self-employment which is run as a hobby (for example). You may be issued with a refund, or have the loss applied to your profits from another tax year, or have your tax code adjusted so your PAYE tax deductions are lower. More information is available from HMRC (PDF) or a tax advisor.
Class 4 National Insurance Deferment - If you are both employed and self-employed, you can apply to HMRC for your Class 4 National Insurance contributions to be deferred. This is important as it can make a large difference to the amount of National Insurance you are asked to pay. If you have a certificate of deferment of Class 4 contributions, tick this box. Without this certificate, you should untick the box - this will show you how much more you may be asked to pay. You can learn about applying for Class 4 deferment on the HMRC website. If you pay more than you needed to, you can apply for a refund - see this information from HMRC about National Insurance refunds.