Class 2 National Insurance Contributions. If you are self-employed, you’ll be presented with the Class 2 National Insurance Contributions page of your tax return.
For 2018/2019 you’ll need to pay Class 2 National Insurance if your business profits were more than £6,205. If this relates to you, then you’ll see the amount you need to pay on this screen.
If your profits were less than £6,205 although you won’t need to pay Class 2 National Insurance, you can voluntarily choose to pay it.
Class 2 National Insurance for 2018/2019 is:
|Small profits threshold – no NICs below this threshold||£6,475||£6,365|
|Class 2 National Insurance||£3.05 per week||£3.00 per week|
Paying your Class 2 National Insurance consistently protects your ability to claim:
- State benefits, like the new state pension
- Maternity Allowance
- Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
If you want to make voluntary Class 2 National Insurance contributions, then tick “yes”, if not choose “no”. Then press “Save & continue” to move to the next section.
Need help deciding? Read “Should I Voluntarily Pay Class 2 National Insurance?“
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