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CWF1 - Self Assessment and National Insurance contributions - Registration and / or low earnings

If you have a new business, you can use the HMRC tax registration service to register for Self Assessment, instead of downloading a form. It's quicker and easier. Follow the link below.

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 CWF1
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If you’ve registered before and need to re-register (eg you’re starting self-employment again) you can’t register online, But you can register your business by using the form below that sends information securely by email to HMRC. If you use this form you can also apply to HMRC for an exception to Class 2 National Insurance contributions if you are self-employed and your net earnings are below the relevant threshold.

Register by email

If you can’t register for business taxes online or by secure email, use above form CWF1 to tell HMRC about your self-employment. Fill in the form, print and post it to HMRC.

Use form CWF1 to register for Self Assessment if you can’t register for business taxes online. Complete the form on screen, then print and post it to HMRC.

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