What information do I need to file my tax return?

The information you need to complete your tax return depends entirely on your personal tax situation and why you need to complete a tax return.

1. Construction Industry Scheme

  • CIS statements or payslips any documents evidencing how much has been earned and how much tax has been paid).
  • Any receipts for expenses related to work, such as transportation costs, equipment costs.
  • Further details of CIS expenses can be found here
  • Bare in mind that your employer is legally required to provide your payslips showing how much tax you have paid.

2. Self-employed

  • Income records can either be in the form of invoices which have been sent or a summary of the transactions recorded in a spreadsheet.
  • Any expenses directly related to the work undertaken may be deductible. An excel spreadsheet with receipts from any business related expenses can be uploaded directly to our system.
  • Alternatively, bank statements can also be used providing the direct business expenses have been highlighted.
  • If during the tax year you were employed and self-employed a P60 will be required for the portion of the year where you were employed and details of your employment should be included in your tax return.

3. Property income

  • A summary of any rental income and expenses recorded in a spreadsheet can be uploaded directly to our system.
  • Receipts from any expenditure related directly to the property rental. This includes rent, gas and electricity bills and mortgage interest - not mortgage repayments we have further information on this area in our handy guide here
  • Further details of allowable property expenses can be found in our allowable property expenses guide

4. Capital gains & charitable donations

  • The date and cost the asset was acquired, and the date and amount the asset was subsequently sold for.
  • Check out our handy capital gain tax calculator for further information on how much you can expect to pay.
  • The amount, date, and charity of donation either in document form or a spreadsheet (receipts should be kept for your tax records)

5. Employed

  • P60 End of Year Tax Certificate or P45 details of employee leaving
  • P11D Expenses and Benefits (only required if you have private health insurance)

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First time tax filers

We have a simple online service that guides you through the entire process. Regardless of your reasons for doing your tax return we'll help you get it done right.

Construction workers

We'll prepare your self assessment and help to maximise your CIS tax refund. We have the lowest fees in the industry and you don't have to pay up front if you're eligible for a refund.

People living overseas

Our service allows people living abroad to prepare their income tax return online. We are able to process all returns regardless of your current country of residence.

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