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    Hi all,
    I am thinking of opening a website online to sell things such as mobile phones.
    I am not a business and just a very small private seller.
    Seeing as i am doing this, do i need to be registered as a business or am i legally allowed to do this without any repercussions from HM customs?

    All helpful advice is very welcome.

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    You need to be registered as a business or a sole trader, you then need to pay NI contributions and tax on your profits.
    You need to have a registered business addresss and a phone number would be an advantage. People want to see you're reliable and trust worthy.
    You're website must display your address, you can't charge VAT until you register for it (it's compulsory after £66k of sales per annum).

    Original Poster

    Thanks for that.
    So if i register as a sole trader, any ideas on how much tax and NI contributions i would have to pay/make.

    bhara;8827368

    Thanks for that.So if i register as a sole trader, any ideas on how much … Thanks for that.So if i register as a sole trader, any ideas on how much tax and NI contributions i would have to pay/make.



    Most banks offer free advice :thumbsup:

    bhara;8827368

    Thanks for that.So if i register as a sole trader, any ideas on how much … Thanks for that.So if i register as a sole trader, any ideas on how much tax and NI contributions i would have to pay/make.



    NI class 2 is £30 every 3 months and you pay NI class 4 on your profits, and you will pay the normal tax rates on your profits

    Original Poster

    Thank you so much.
    Hopefully this will be the start of something good.

    All the best with your business! Get that wee purple guy up there with the green hair to help you with your website ^ :thumbsup:

    rehydrated;8827543

    All the best with your business! Get that wee purple guy up there with … All the best with your business! Get that wee purple guy up there with the green hair to help you with your website ^ :thumbsup:



    He doesn't have thumbs to do it :w00t: but I know someone who does :whistling:

    Marky Boy.... get on Gmail

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    If it's contract phones most companies won't touch you if you don't have a vat number & have a clean credit rating they would also look at an amount of money up front

    bhara clear some space in your pm box please
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