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In this free guide, FreeAgent's Chief Accountant, Emily Coltman FCA, talks you through the Self Assessment process step by step, from registration right through to filing.

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Self Assessment guides

Should you file your tax return early?

Do you wait until the deadline is looming before filing your tax return to HMRC. You could be missing out on the benefits of filing with time to spare.

Will HMRC accept scanned receipts for business expenses?

When you're running a business, do you have to keep paper copies of all your receipts, or will HMRC accept scanned copies?

Common tax return mistakes

Make sure you avoid these common mistakes when filing your tax return!

5 tax traps to avoid

Are you falling into one of these tax traps?

Learn the lingo: Self Assessment terms explained

Discover the meaning of the key terms you'll come across when filling in and filing your Self Assessment tax return.

Missed the Self Assessment deadline?

Don't panic! You can still file your return - here's what you need to know.

What's a "reasonable excuse" for missing the Self Assessment deadline?

Find out what HMRC considers to be 'reasonable' when it comes to missing the tax return deadline.

How to make the most of the tax year

What could you do between now and the end of the tax year to make the most of it?

Self Assessment filing in FreeAgent

Video: how to file your Self Assessment through FreeAgent

Check out this short how-to video to find out how to file your Self Assessment tax return directly to HMRC through FreeAgent.

Important dates

Online tax return deadline

Midnight 31 Jan 2017

Tax year to file for

6 April 2015 to 5 April 2016

Final payment of any tax due

Midnight 31 Jan 2017 how to pay→

Penalty for late filing

£100 if you file up to 3 months late

Other Topics

Self Assessment, sorted

Find out how much you owe and then submit directly to HMRC.

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