Starting a window cleaning business - Equipment you need, suppliers to use and trade organisations to join, etc.
confused, plz help
Posted by james1 (jamesB), 31 March 2004I am wondering if anyone could help me with an issue that is bugging me. I haven't set up as self employed yet because I haven't done any jobs yet but I have brought most of my tools and kept the receipts/ invoices. These invoices will be dated before the self-employment start date so can I still claim for the kit next year when I am assessed?
One other query: I currently work part-time 2 hours mon-fri early mornings 5.45-7.45am as a cleaner. I plan on doing my window cleaning jobs starting at about 9am. I don't pay any tax for this job because I don't earn enough. Can I still become self-employed even though I am employed already? Any advice on this would be great,
Posted by steve_wright (steve_wright), 31 March 2004James
Yes you can still become self employed.
Make sure you keep a record of all purchases.Even if you don't want to keep acurate records just put every thing relevant in a shoe box or similar and hand it to an accountant at the end of the year.
Also give the Tax office a call and explain to them what you are doing and they will help you out.
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