If you need to pay tax in the UK, you will be issued with an NI number. This is assigned to you for life. If you leave the UK and return later on, you will use the same NI number to track your tax payments and claim healthcare benefits.
One of myths we hear most often is the belief that you can't work without an NI number.
You are allowed to work with a temporary NI number. During this time, some employers will deduct emergency tax from your salary, usually at a flat rate of 22%. To claim this, and any other, tax back at the end of the year, you will need a permanent NI number.
Another great myth is that your NI appointment must be organised before you leave your home country.
Your number is issued by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). They have advised us that you need to be in the UK with a stamped passport before they can send out forms or confirm bookings for NI appointments. Once you have arrived in the UK, you can phone Job Centre Plus immediately to get this organised.
This service is the most popular add-on to our Kickstart packages. We help you get your NI number with minimal fuss- saving you hours on the phone and endless paperwork- allowing you to get on with the important things.
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