Self Assessment

The Self Assessment small business archive.


HMRC to limit helpline in run-up to tax return deadline

HMRC has announced that it will be restricting access to its helpline at a critical time for many small business owners


Just nine people trialing digital tax for self-employed

This is despite Making Tax Digital for income tax being rolled out to 2.4m people in 2024, many of whom are unaware of what's happening


Penalties waived for businesses missing tax deadline

Late filing and late payment penalties to be waived for one month for self-assessment taxpayers


You should file your tax return by January 31, despite HMRC extension

The taxman is giving self-employed people an extra month to file their tax return penalty-free. However, payment must be made by January 31


Making a tax return ahead of the end January deadline

The deadline for making a tax return is fast approaching so those needing to do so must act now before 31 January


Six reasons to tackle your self-assessment tax return early

Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, explores why it may be beneficial to take on the self-assessment tax return early.


Half of SMEs lost money on self-assessment errors in 2016

More than half of SMEs believe there is enough information available about the self-assessment tax.


Avoid self-as-stressment next year: Get your books in order now

Emily Coltman gives her top tips for getting your books in order now, so you can avoid a self-assessment headache next year.


Four things to remember if you miss the self-assessment deadline

Emily Coltman gives her top tips for small businesses completing their tax return after the deadline.


Vast majority of self-employed are unaware of the end of self-assessment

Some 94 per cent of small business owners have not heard of the Making Tax Digital initiative, research finds.


SMEs urged not to delay when registering self assessment

FreeAgent is urging businesses to complete their tax self assessment quickly to avoid hefty fines from HMRC.


Why the Christmas holidays are a great time for your self-assessment

Emily Coltman gives her four top reasons for tackling your self-assessment over the festive period.

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