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My goal is to help YOU do the same. More time with friends and family? People tricked by work-at-home ads have lost thousands of dollars, not to mention their time and energy. Do you consider yourself an influencer? Your hours are sent to local agencies and businesses who regularly use part-time workers.

You don’t usually have to pay business rates for home-based businesses if you: use a small part of your home for your business, for example if you use a bedroom as an office.

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Thread starter angels Start date Dec 3, Hi everyone, I was just wondering if any of you that work from home have to pay business rates? I work from salon at my home which is my converted garage I was confused, as we are remortgaging and have been expecting someone from the mortgage company to come and value our house, but i think he was from the council. He pulled out a floor plan of our house and said he only needs to measure my salon and toilet room.

I let the council know 5 years ago what i was doing and they said it was fine, and no one asked me to pay any business rates then, so i just think its weird that someone turned up yesterday talking about business rates? Unless it's huge you would be exempt under small business rates allowance so don't panic. Ok thanks Vic, fingers crossed. The bloke from HMCR valuation office has just been back to measure up, and take photos of my '3 for 2' cabinet, where I'm trying to sell products that never sell!

He said he is going to have to back date my rates to ! When I told them i was setting up from home 5 years ago, the council never told me i had to pay business rates. Does anyone know if i will have to pay the full amount up front before i can apply for the discount?

I think we are in a too lower band personally so they will probably back date that too! Trinity Brush Slayer Geek Dec 16, Each council is different so you need to speak to someone at yours specifically about what is required. As far as I know generally though a room that can be returned to it's original use without alteration is exempt. Your garage conversion would attract a rateable value as it is no longer able to be used as a garage, unlike a spare bedroom for instance that needed no structural alteration just the bed taking out.

Make an appointment with the council planning office and meet this head on, guessing, internet advice and 'what if's' are just worrying you more than it needs to: If the rateable value is applied it will only be to the garage conversion which will be a percentage of the house, so your council tax will be altered to reflect that.

I'm not sure why HMRC are interested in your 3for2 cabinet??? I had been working from home for 5 years, when I first set up I rang the council and they said it was a grey area and that's long as it wasn't sourly used for just work and was still a use in the house it was fine. Last January I received a letter from a company saying that my local council have asked for them to come out and value for business rates and they gave me a date and time,,, I rang and they just said the woman was coming out,,, she did come out took a look around and said its fine as it looked like I wasn't doing much,,,, talking to her I asked if it was a new thing, she said that someone must have reported me and that they were making sure it was a whole beauty room etc.

Hope all went well, and if it's a room that you still usage a computer room, etc it's fine. Nila Member Dec 28, Are you sure this man was from HMRC? Failing to meet the criteria can land you in court, so check here for the full list of Ofsted restrictions. If you have a reassuring manner and are not fazed by the inner workings of a PC, offer your services locally and let word of mouth do the rest. You'll be selling mainly by networking and often through parties in other people's homes, so an outgoing manner and immaculate personal presentation skills are essential.

You generally get paid for the number of entries you make rather than by the hour, which means you can go back and forth to it when you get a spare few minutes. This gives the family plenty of together time, while earning her some cash in hand. Be ready to cater for a range of crowds and musical preferences, not just your passion.

Learn the ropes by concentrating first on weddings and birthday parties or by doing roadie work for an established DJ, which will gain you useful contacts. That person then goes to neighbours and friends and offers to sell their stuff for them, splitting the proceeds. People are usually happy to do this since they can get rid of unwanted items and earn a bit of money, too. Ask a local shopkeeper what kind sells best and follow their advice, working to a distinctive style of your own. Then try selling to family, friends and local businesses.

Be mindful of material costs and time taken though, as wastage can be expensive in such a low-value product. Let people know that they can call you for little repair jobs, relatively straightforward DIY tasks such as putting up shelves or assembling flat-pack furniture.

Get in touch with your nearest English language schools and let them know you have a room to rent, Birtles advises. Either work for an hourly rate, a fee per item or a fee per lb," she says. If you're handy with a sewing machine, there's serious money to be made.

Once you get known locally, word-of-mouth should do the rest. Call into your local shops and restaurants to see if they need help distributing flyers, menus and so on. Or be the one asking the questions. Ipsos Mori offers flexible hours to people willing to do phone interviews or knock on doors to ask people questions. Click here for more information and a list of genuine survey companies. And have an eye on the Christmas market: Being organised is a valuable skill, and whether it's for a small company or a friend there may be more of a market for this than meets the eye.

Ask around friends or look on listings websites including gumtree. Making it niche brings down marketing costs and increases customer loyalty. Try advertising locally or registering with an agency like Personal Tutors. Offer pet-minding as well and you can make a whole business out of it. Check out the website refermehappy.

Register with the site, then put your spare time on the calendar.

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The local property tax you pay depends on your property type. Business properties are covered by business rates (sometimes referred to as non-domestic rates) and domestic properties by Council Tax. The FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule has safeguards in place to make sure you have the information you need to tell whether a work-at-home opportunity is a risky business. Under the Rule, sellers have to give you a one-page disclosure document that offers key pieces of information about the opportunity. List your direct sales, home franchise, or business-in-a-box opportunity in The Work at Home Woman’s Biz Opp Marketplace. Your listing will include a x image, your company name, URL, and a short description of the opportunity for one year.