20-07-2015 3:31 PM
Thinking of becoming a rep? Signing up to become an Independent Avon Representative and/or an Independent Avon Sales Leader is signing up to a self-employed business.
Having signed, in order to comply with the law, you must register yourself with HMRC (formerly the Inland Revenue). You can do this online at https://www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself/what-you-need-to-do or on the phone by ringing your local HMRC office.
You must also notify the offices of any income based benefits that you are receiving.
Failure to register with HMRC and/or benefits offices can result in you being fined.
Contrary to what some people believe, Avon is not 'a cash in hand job' or 'a bit of pocket money'. The earnings from it are just that, earnings, which have to be declared for tax and benefits purposes. xx
07-02-2017 4:03 PM
i am registering as self employed, what do i put for the answer of this question - what sort of self employment work do you do?
08-02-2017 10:01 AM
Direct selling, @lenad30. You register as a sole trader, giving your own name and your own address as your business and business premises. xx
21-02-2017 10:50 AM
Not sure I understand the question, @lenad30
Do you mean another self employed job? If so, you don't need to....if you are registered as self employed then that registration covers ALL earnings from self employment.
If you mean a job as in an employment, then your employer will do that and provide you with a P60, the details of which you will enter onto your self assessment form under the 'employed earnings' section. xx
03-03-2017 8:47 AM
03-03-2017 10:27 PM
She should have told you, @lettysmith21. When you signed up for Avon you were signing up for a self employed business. If you are already earning and pay tax then your Avon profits will need to be taxed. Even if you have no other income then you are still self employed, and have to register, no matter how much you 'only' earn, I'm afraid. Did the person who signed you up not give you any training or insight on how to operate your business. Did she tell you about the benefit offices? xx
07-06-2017 10:37 AM
I have a similar problem too. I've tried to register online but the link won't work for me and when I phoned them up no-one there could help me either. What was the outcome of you working for a little while if you don't mind me asking? Because I'm still waiting to register I'm worried i'll get fined even though I've tried a few times.
07-06-2017 1:19 PM
07-06-2017 1:29 PM
I've finally managed to sort it shortly after posting Thank you though and yeah the website has been down everytime I tried.
19-08-2017 8:31 AM
Hi. If you're looking at taxable earnings, presumably the money you spend buying brocures etc. would be deducted from your profit?
If you're a Sales Leader and you get £400 commission, but you've spent £100 buying brochures for new sign-ups, presumably only £300 would be taxable?
21-08-2017 4:37 PM
Your 'profit' would be your earnings minus expenses. xx
23-08-2017 10:35 PM
hello..can someone tell me witch money we are suppose to put from avon in self employment?the money that is for the whole bill with out ower discount or only the money we earn?realy confused...and if we diclare the whole bill,how we complet the form to reach what we actually earn?hope i made my self clear...thank youuu
24-08-2017 10:28 AM
@ionutnone You need only declare your profit. Your profit is the difference between the price you pay for the goods and the price you sell them for....minus the amounts you spend on expenses. So deduct the amounts you spend on brochures, bags, samples, demos etc. Have you registered with HMRC yet? xx
24-08-2017 10:34 AM
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22-12-2017 10:05 AM
Still here, @katnelson. Two months in, you're fine, best advice is to get registered asap. And shame on your AM for telling you that. You became self-employed the day you opened your account. Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that it 'isn't working for you'; you've still been self employed for two months and should have been registered during that time.
Go on to HMRC's website and sign yourself up. If you need further help, hop over to the Representative Talk board and the thread 'You MUST register.....'; this board is open to the public. Including HMRC, by the way. xx