The Employment page of the Self Assessment tax return for unincorporated landlords
Please note that FreeAgent's Self Assessment functionality for unincorporated landlords is only available from the 2022/23 tax year onwards.
The Employment page is relevant for unincorporated landlords who also have a full-time job, or one or more part-time jobs, as well as renting out properties. If you have more than one job, you'll need to fill out an Employment page on your tax return for each of your jobs.
If you had a job during the tax year, you’ll have been given a P60 by your employer which will show your salary for the tax year and any tax you paid on that. If you left a job during the tax year, you’ll have been given a P45.
We are not authorised by HMRC to provide accounting or tax advice. Therefore, FreeAgent’s Support team cannot advise you on how to fill in your tax return correctly or check your figures to see if they are correct, unless they have been calculated by the software. If you’re unsure whether a figure on your tax return is right, please speak to your accountant or to HMRC.
First, you need to make sure that you have a P60 for the relevant tax year.
On the P60, the two amounts that you need to take note of and enter on the Employment page are marked with an asterisk. They're the taxable gross pay and the tax that was taken off.
To enter these in FreeAgent, you’ll need to enter that employer’s name and select ‘Add Employment’.
Enter the amounts from the P60 into boxes 1 and 2. The employer's PAYE reference also needs to be entered in box 4.
If you have any P45s from previous employment within the tax year, the figures you’ll need are the ‘Total pay to date’ and ‘Total tax to date’.
To enter these in FreeAgent, you’ll need to enter that employer’s name and select ‘Add Employment'.
Enter the amounts from the P45 into boxes 1 and 2. The employer's PAYE reference also needs to be entered in box 4.
Class 4 National Insurance
If you have earnings from both employment and self employment, your Class 4 National Insurance contributions may be restricted to ensure that you don’t pay considerably more National Insurance than a person who has a similar level of earnings from a single employment.
Enter the relevant amount from the P60 your employer gave you in the ‘Class 1 from P60’ field in the ‘Class 4 National Insurance maximum charge’ section. FreeAgent will work out how much you’re liable to pay based on your earnings.
Exempt from Class 4 NICs
If you are exempt from paying Class 4 NICs (for example, if you are under 16, over state pension age or not resident in the UK for tax purposes), you should navigate to the Self-employment page of your Self Assessment in FreeAgent and select ‘Yes’ in either box 37 (if you’re using the short version) or box 101 (if you’re using the long version) of the ‘Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance contributions (NICs)’ area.
If your employer gave you a form P11D, you’ll need to complete box 9 onwards on the Employment page, using the information from the P11D.
If expenses are recorded on the form P11D, then expenses that the employer has actually paid back to you go into box 16. Expenses that you've incurred and are entitled to tax relief on, go into boxes 17-20.
If your employer has obtained a dispensation and does not need to report certain expenses on forms P11D, then any such expenses would also be left off your individual tax return.