Craft forums - Part of the Crafts Directory

ALL NEW - Craft Articles



Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    greannancrafts's Avatar
    greannancrafts is offline Senior Member Try and catch up with this one.. What a crafter!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Rural Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,815
    Rep Power
    2648

    Default Are you a "hobby" crafter? Information you must read...

    Please note these ads will not show for registered crafts forum members.
    Click here to register...



    Interesting reading here

    http://blog.thecompanywarehouse.co.u...by-businesses/

    the taxman cometh


    Jane
    Last edited by StefC; 31-05-2015 at 11:57 AM.
    www.just-soaps.com
    Twitter JUSTSOAPS
    FB www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Soaps/258910018463
    Natural Handmade Olive Oil Soaps and Skincare free from SLS, Parabens, and other Nasties

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lichfield Staffordshire
    Posts
    191
    Rep Power
    143

    Default

    I don't want to start an argument. But HMRC would get a lot more money chasing the likes of Amazon, Starbucks and the host of big companies that avoid paying UK taxes regularly.
    Casting pewter..in a field near you.

  3. #3
    Caroleecrafts's Avatar
    Caroleecrafts is offline Senior Member Try and catch up with this one.. What a crafter!!!
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lindford, Hampshire
    Posts
    8,448
    Rep Power
    2719

    Default

    About time too fed up with going to craft fairs and hearing 'Oh I only do it for pin money, so don't bother with the tax side'. Underselling those of us who are legal, trading with no public or product liability insurance, risking the well being of customers blinded by the prices. Excuse me the rules of the land state that if you have a second income you have to declare, why should those of us that craft legally do all our accounts, pay NIC and tax if needed when others think they are above the law.I now craft full time but even when working and on PAYE still declared my second income

    This has been brewing for some time and wrote to my MP the other year asking if those registered could have a card or something which they could display, sadly although he was all for it the HMRC felt it would take too much time to produce each year. He agreed that this sort of trading should stop whether craft fairs or car boots and more. Ebay and Etsy now have to supply names and addresses of their sellers to HMRC, they can then be checked they are declaring. On ebay this is for business sales not private sales before I get jumped on.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Sylvan Gloucestershire
    Posts
    2,287
    Rep Power
    1308

    Default

    Great link, Jane.

    I hope you don't mind, but I have made the thread sticky (and added a bit to the title).

    This question comes up quite a lot and that link is easy to read and has a lot of useful information for anyone thinking of starting up a 'hobby business' - myself included
    Do not watch this space

  5. #5
    greannancrafts's Avatar
    greannancrafts is offline Senior Member Try and catch up with this one.. What a crafter!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Rural Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,815
    Rep Power
    2648

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by StefC View Post
    Great link, Jane.

    I hope you don't mind, but I have made the thread sticky (and added a bit to the title).

    This question comes up quite a lot and that link is easy to read and has a lot of useful information for anyone thinking of starting up a 'hobby business' - myself included
    No problem at all StefC
    www.just-soaps.com
    Twitter JUSTSOAPS
    FB www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Soaps/258910018463
    Natural Handmade Olive Oil Soaps and Skincare free from SLS, Parabens, and other Nasties

  6. #6
    craftdancer is offline Senior Member Super mega big crafter
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    4,958
    Rep Power
    1823

    Default

    As a hobby crafter for many years, I have always been registered with HMRC and completed the Self Assessment return. This is not complicated and doesn't take very long if your affairs are simple and straightforward and you have kept your records in a methodical manner. Even with a couple of tiny occupational pensions to include this year it didn't take me very long to complete the form.

    Until 2012 I worked part time (30 hours a week) in an admin post, and took voluntary redundancy during a national reorganisation and slimming down of the organisation who employed me. I have since worked on temporary contracts - on and off - via an agency.

    Every year that I have submitted a tax return I have received a refund in respect of tax overpaid when my total income is taken into account. The amounts refunded have always been in the hundreds of pounds - some years more than others.

    Many hobby crafters don't realise that, not only is it a criminal offence to not declare any earnings, but there is a good likelihood that they might qualify for a refund, and HMRC will pay this straightaway (I have already received my refund for the 2014/15 tax year ). So apart from undermining the quality and reputation of crafters in the eyes of the public, and breaking the law, they are quite possibly losing out financially.

    Sorry, another of my soapbox topics!
    Linda

  7. #7
    greannancrafts's Avatar
    greannancrafts is offline Senior Member Try and catch up with this one.. What a crafter!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Rural Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,815
    Rep Power
    2648

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ferrers caster View Post
    I don't want to start an argument. But HMRC would get a lot more money chasing the likes of Amazon, Starbucks and the host of big companies that avoid paying UK taxes regularly.
    Of course they would, but the little guy is easier and less expensive?
    www.just-soaps.com
    Twitter JUSTSOAPS
    FB www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Soaps/258910018463
    Natural Handmade Olive Oil Soaps and Skincare free from SLS, Parabens, and other Nasties

  8. #8
    Caroleecrafts's Avatar
    Caroleecrafts is offline Senior Member Try and catch up with this one.. What a crafter!!!
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lindford, Hampshire
    Posts
    8,448
    Rep Power
    2719

    Default

    The comment at the end of the post says it all, the chap did not declare until later got a hefty fine plus a tax bill, lost all his savings. Not worth it be legal and as Linda says not difficult and may be worth your while.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    2,459
    Rep Power
    613

    Default

    If I had a pound for every time I've heard 'Oh I am only funding my hobby', The States of Jersey tax dept would be getting a lot more money out of me for sure!!
    Sarah x

    ~ The Lilac Dragonfly- Handmade Jewellery ~

    ~ Facebook Page ~





Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New crafter saying "hello" and Qs about jewellery findings.
    By Handmade&Awesome in forum Introduce yourself to the Craft forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25-09-2014, 11:34 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-10-2012, 02:09 PM
  3. Replies: 32
    Last Post: 18-09-2011, 10:36 AM
  4. Folksy :: Buy ""FLOWER BED" TABLE RUNNER"
    By craft-news-boy in forum Crafts Gone Popular on Craftjuice.com
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-04-2010, 10:30 PM
  5. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-08-2009, 01:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •