I feel like I'm in the wrong thread but thought I'd give it ago.
The following post is in no way exciting btw but I am in need of help!
So I finished a job recently as a 1st Assistant Camera and was introduced (Vaguely) to Inland Revenue and the PAYE scheme and how as an Assistant Camera on a Multi-Day production (7 Day Rule) I should be paid on the PAYE Scheme (EU/UK)
Meaning from my understanding as a Assistant Camera 1st or 2nd I'm not classified as a HOD (Head Of Department) because I'm of an "Assistant" role I.E not the big boys like the DOP, Key Grip, Camera OP etc I'm therefore not classified as a Self-Employed person or crew so I have to be paid normally under the PAYE Scheme (Pay as you earn) so my TAX/NI will be deducted for me like a normal job as an employee at Tescos for example.
So I had a bit of a fright that even though we had a deal for X amount of money per day there is some risk that a big sum could have been cut for National Insurance and Tax.
Now although this wasn't the case this time because I was classified on my invoice as a "Camerapersons" with Substantial provision of materials/equipment that I also provided to some level to do my job (Not basic tools for the trade) this makes me fall under a HOD so I am a Self-employed person responsible for doing my own TAX/NI.. how I like it.
So with all that said there is still lots of uncertainty, I have in trying to understand it better and to avoid having this bite me in the butt in the future.
So if anyone knows what I'm talking about at all! and if any of what I've said so far is correct here are be questions!
I'm self-employed as a camera assistant legally from my understanding I fall into the correct category from the "am I self-employed" gov.uk test and therefore I don't want to be paid under PAYE from production. I really wanna be paid in full and be responsible for my own TAX/NI. So to be paid as a self-employed Assistant Camera can I
Be under the camerapersons grade legally
Get an LP10 letter (Lorimer Letter) to classify me as a Self-Employed Person
Be a limited company
From you're experience as Producers, Assistant Cameras how do you do this? Or do just work under PAYE and forget about it?
Any help would be great!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much