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Want to know how you can register for Self Assessment? Well luckily, you’re not the only one! That’s why we’ve put together a short and simple guide that will help you breeze through the Self Assessment registration process!
Self Assessment is the method used to submit personal tax returns to HMRC in the UK. It details all your income and expenses – HMRC uses this information to calculate how much tax you owe.
We know we said we’d make it short and simple, but technically there’s no one shoe fits all when it comes to registering for Self Assessment. Ie. If you earn over 100k, the process will be slightly different from someone who is self-employed.
A little confused? Ok, let’s break it down:
If you’re self employed, and haven’t filed a tax return before:
If you’ve registered in the past and filed your tax return online but didn’t file one last year:
If you registered but didn’t use the online services to file your tax return:
Whether you’ve done a tax return before or not, you can register via post by:
You can fill out a SA1 form if you fall into one of these categories:
You can fill this form out online or print and send via post – whatever is easiest for you!
Good question! HMRC will want to know:
It can take around 4 weeks to complete the Self Assessment registration process – so our advice is to start asap!
⚠️ The deadline is 5th October after the end of the tax year. ⚠️
Take a look at this video that HMRC put together that gives an overview on how to register.
Yikes! This can be a pretty awkward situation and could mean you end up missing the deadline to file your taxes, which you definitely don’t want to do!
In this case we’d recommend getting in touch with HMRC asap using the Self Assessment helpline: 0300 200 3310.
If you’ve already registered in the past, then as long as you have your UTR number, you can file your return and pay your tax, and HMRC won’t penalise you.
Never, (and we mean NEVER) ignore the situation and hope it will magically disappear as this could land you a fine from HMRC – they can be pretty brutal at times!
Our accredited accountants will handle all the boring paperwork for you! For a fixed price of just £149, your tax return can be sorted in as little as 48 hours – find out more here!
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