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If you think you no longer need to complete a tax return, let HMRC know as soon as you can.
If you don’t, they will still expect one from you. Here’s how to make sure you’re not charged any late fees and penalties.
There are several ways you can let HMRC know that you no longer need to file and submit a tax return. You can let them know by:
Once you’ve done that, you’ll have a few more steps to complete. These include:
If you are working in the Construction Industry, then call the CIS helpline (0300 200 3210) instead.
You can see more details on this HMRC page.
If you received a letter from HMRC, but you don’t think you need to file a tax return anymore, you still need to contact them.
Three things can happen. HMRC might:
If you’ve paid too much tax throughout the year, you may be owed a tax refund. You can get in touch HMRC.
Then HMRC will continue to send you Self Assessment tax returns. That’s not all. HMRC may also create an estimated tax bill for you. This bill is legally due and can only be removed by filing a tax return within 3 years.
In short, getting out of Self Assessment should be straightforward, but we know how it can quickly get complicated.
Still not sure what your situation is? If you’re trying to deregister and need a hand figuring out your next step, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our friendly support team is happy to help. You can reach them on [email protected] or via the live chat on the homepage.
Don’t panic. We can help. We offer one-off, personal tax advice from an accredited accountant for just £119. Book a phone or video call to get your head around your tax situation, what it means, and what to do next. Learn more here.
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