- 1.Becoming a self employed fitness instructor or personal trainer – part 1
Welcome to a series of posts walking you through the process of becoming self employed and what you should do:
So you’ve passed your qualifications and you are ready to start teaching classes or training clients but you have no idea what to do next and you are not employed in a gym?
The first thing that you need to do is to register as self employed with HMRC. You can do this straight away – you don’t actually have had to billed any work yet. At FitTax we recommend registering as soon as you can because a lot of gyms will ask for your Unique Taxpayer Reference Number (UTR) before they will put you on their books as this is the proof that you are self employed.
It can take a couple of weeks to get issued with your number and you may not be able to work in certain clubs without it.
The government website is fairly easy to navigate and should walk you through the process of registration. You will just need your personal details and your National Insurance Number.
After completing the process you should receive your UTR in the post and then you will have it ready for when you start approaching gyms for work.
Part 2 of this guide coming shortly, keep checking back for details.