This is not our usual client, so looking for a second opinion.
Our client has his own TV production company and receives income from salary, and is looking to pay himself a Royalty in addition from past productions.
I have researched and I believe as he is a current working producer, the royalty should be classed as income rather than "other income" on the tax return, thus attracting NI. When I queried with the NI help desk, they escalated the query to a senior, who stated it should go in the other section and not attract NI. As the royalty is in the region of 70,000 this potentially accounts for 4045.00 missing NI, and I would not want the client to happily take this advise for a number of years, only to then get hit with a very large NI bill in the future.
Help gratefully received.