HMRC self-assessment deadline approaching

HMRC self-assessment deadline approaching


Have you been procrastinating although you know there isn’t long left?  The good news is: it’s not too late to seek digital help and support to complete your tax return.  Bear in mind that the deadline is 3‌1 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y 2018.

In fact, HMRC are running a range of live webinars and help and support sessions.  You can join these webinars and ask questions without the need for any special equipment.  You just need to use the links to receive an invitation and connect via the internet or any smart device.   Furthermore, if you want to ask questions, just use the on-screen textbox and HMRC will send a response.

Something to suit everyone

For those who don’t know where to start, HMRC have designed a range of digital products to make it easier for you.  You can choose from a selection of live or recorded webinars, online guides and short YouTube videos to support you in completing the return.

  • Live webinars – No special equipment is needed, simply select the links provided and connect using your desktop computer or any smart device. You can submit questions using the text box.
  • Self Assessment help and support live sessions: You can listen to live Q&A and get answers to your questions, from business expenses to paying tax and National Insurance. Book here.
  • Self Employment help and support sessions: This webinar is aimed at sole traders and self-employed partnerships, with help on a range of topics including allowable and simplified expenses, your tax return and budgeting for your tax bill. Book here.
  • How to complete your online tax return: Get the help you need completing your Self Assessment tax return. Book here

Don’t worry if you can’t make any of these dates?  Indeed, these links will be updated and new dates will be added throughout January.

Additional help and support

Why not take a look at the e-learning packages available, including topics such as ‘Business expenses for the self-employed’ which are designed specifically for businesses.  Moreover, these can be used at a time that suits you.

There’s also a selection of short YouTube videos, covering topics such as:

There is a YouTube channel which has a range of videos to support you with your Self-Assessment.  View them here.  Of course details of all these products can also be found on the GOV.UK website.

Remember, while the deadline for filing your tax return is 31 January 2018, why not file early to avoid the rush?

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