Frequently Asked Question's
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If you became self employed between 6th April 2018 and 5th April 2019 you will have to submit your first return by 31st January 2020.
There are 3 simple steps:
1. Register for self-assessment with the HMRC here then complete the form. Sign a printed copy (sent to your email address) then post it to HMRC. The address is on the form.
2. Your Unique Tax Referance (UTR) and activation code will arrive via post within 8 weeks. Activate your registration with HMRC here within 28 days after receiving the code. If you miss the activation date you will need to submit another form as step 1.
3. Go to https://online.hmrc.gov.ok/home/services Click Services you can add in the menu on the left, then enrol for self-Assessment.
You can start using the app at anytime during the year; it's best practice to start as soon as you can then keeping your records up to date by entering every day or weekly if you get a statement from your company/circuit/operator.
Change the tax year in the 'My Account' settings.
Go to My Account(top right hand corner of the screen - may be a head and shoulders image if viewing on a mobile device), scroll down the page to 'Which tax year are you filing for?', select the year.
IMPORTANT: Scroll to bottom of the page and select 'SAVE'.
YES. The app calculates your tax, completes your tax submission and allows your tax return to be submitted to HMRC at the end of the financial year.
Once you are happy you have entered all your income and expenses then select the orange 'Tax Submission' tab from the navigation tower on the left side of the page.
Scroll to the bottom of the Tax Submission form and hit the Blue 'Submit' button.
YOU WILL NOT NEED ANOTHER ACCOUNTANT TO SUBMIT YOUR TAX RETURN, you have just submitted it yourself!
You must be a subscriber to get access to that area.
Go to the 'Subscription' tab and complete your subscription first.
Drivers Discounts are only available to Subscribers. Go to drop down menu at the top left corner of the page, then select the 'Payments' tab.
Once subscribed you'll see the list of Affiliates and the Discounts, Benefits and Offers available.
Register on the App. Go to My Dashboard tab. Enter your total income for the year as one Income entry under green Income button. Enter your total expenses for the year as one entry under red Expenses button. Answer all the questions under 'My Account' and SAVE. Go to Tax Submissions tab, scroll to bottom of page - enter your Government Gateway details and select SUBMIT. Pay the submission fee that appears. Go to Reports tab to see how much tax and NI contributions you will have to pay. Go back to Tax Submission tab, scroll to the bottom of form then select SUBMIT. That's it, all done in about 10 minutes.
N.B. You must keep all your receipts and statements though, in case you are ever required to provide them to HMRC.