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To be eligible for the coronavirus self-employed support scheme, you needed to have your 2018/19 tax return filed before 23rd of April. If you have, you will be contacted by the government to know you are eligible. Our discounted fee for partner drivers or couriers with Uber ended April 23rd. We can still sort your pending tax returns quickly and answer any questions you might have on the coronavirus grant.
To be eligible for the Government’s support scheme you need to make sure that your Self Assessment tax return for the 2018/19 tax year was sorted before the 23 April extension deadline.
We’ve linked up with Uber to provide all drivers and couriers a certified accountant to do your Self Assessment and answer all your tax questions.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can provide you with 80% of your average self-employed income based on the last 3 years. You can receive up to £2,500 per month in cash grants for at least 3 months totalling £7,500. After submitting your tax return, the Government will contact you if you are eligible.
Unfortunately, if you haven’t filed your 2018/19 Self Assessment tax return already, you are not eligible for this grant.
Sign up and answer couple of questions about your income, mileage and expenses for the tax year.
Then, TaxScouts automatically calculates your taxes and proposes further allowances you may be able to claim. Try our free tax calculator.
Our certified accountants do all the tax preparations for you and ensure the lowest tax bill possible. You don’t need to do anything else!
As a partner driver or courier with Uber, you need to let HMRC know when you become self-employed, if you haven’t done it yet. It can be a bit confusing doing it yourself, but we can register for you for just £25. Once registered, HMRC will send you a UTR number, or Unique Taxpayer Registration number, in the post. You only have to do it once. Sleep easy and leave it with us.
Did you know that there are a number of things that your TaxScouts accountant can help you expense on your tax return?
You’re not alone. If you’ve got a question we’ve probably heard it before and have an answer. Or we can walk you through what to do.
Your UTR number is a Unique Taxpayer Reference that you get when you register for Self Assessment.
It consists of 10 digits (sometimes with a letter K at the end) and is issued to you by HMRC.
Check out our guide to getting a UTR.
Most people do not need to file a Self Assessment because they are taxed at source. But there are a few reasons you may need to complete a tax return:
If you’re self-employed, you can get up to £1,000 each tax year as a tax-free allowance. This is called the Trading Allowance.
Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to claim different expenses back on your Self Assessment.
If you’re self-employed you can claim expenses individually (full list here) or claim the £1,000 Trading Allowance.
If you’re a landlord, you can claim certain replacement items, renovations and if you live in the property (full list here) or claim the £1,000 Property Income Allowance.
Other general allowances can be found here for investors, high-earners and other taxpayers.
When it comes to Self Assessment mistakes, we’ve seen them all. Here are a few you’ll want to avoid: