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Guides to help you breeze through your Self Assessment tax return
Not sure where to start with your tax return? In the middle of a post-deadline panic? Whatever your Self Assessment query, we can help! Simply browse through the list below to find the right guide for you.
Preparing to file
First things first - find out if HMRC is expecting a tax return from you this year.
Before you get going, here’s a breakdown of some of the key terms you’ll come across as you complete your Self Assessment tax return.
Ready to get started? Here’s a list of all the things that you’ll need to have to hand.
Payments on account often catch business owners out, especially those in their first year. Here’s everything you need to know.
Completing the return
Find out what income you need to pay tax on - as well as the income you don’t!
Follow these useful tips to avoid the most common mistakes that people make in the rush to file before the deadline.
In the run up to the Self Assessment deadline, it pays more than ever to be on your accountant’s good side! Here’s how you can foster a winning relationship.
Find out just how easy it is to fill out your Self Assessment tax return and submit it to HMRC from FreeAgent in this short video.
Filing Self Assessment online
Here are the simple steps you can take to file your tax return from FreeAgent directly to HMRC as a sole trader.
Here are the simple steps you can take to file your tax return from FreeAgent directly to HMRC as a limited company director.
Filed your return? Brilliant! But you’re not quite there yet! Here’s how to make sure you pay your tax bill on time.
There a number of different ways to pay your tax bill and each method takes a different amount of time to process before your payment can reach HMRC. To help you plan to pay your tax bill on time, here’s a breakdown of how long it will take for your payment to reach HMRC through each of the methods available.
After the deadline
It’s going to be OK! Simply follow this guide to minimise the impact of forgetting to file your Self Assessment tax return on time.
Made a mistake on your tax return? No problem - here’s how to fix it.
Due a tax refund? Here’s some guidance on how long you can expect to wait for it.
Self Assessment filing in FreeAgent
Check out this short how-to video to find out how to file your Self Assessment tax return directly to HMRC through FreeAgent.
Online tax return deadline
Midnight 31 Jan 2020
Tax year to file for
6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019
Final payment of any tax due
Midnight 31 Jan 2020 How to pay→
Penalty for late filing
£100 if you file up to 3 months late
Self Assessment video series
- What is Self Assessment?
- Who needs to file a tax return?
- How do you register for Self Assessment?
- What counts as income?
- What are payments on account?
- What expenses can you claim?
- What dates does Self Assessment cover?
- What are the different forms?
- When is the Self Assessment deadline?
- How do you file your tax return?
- Are there any benefits for filing early?
- How do you pay your tax bill?
- Can you change your return once it's filed?
- How long does it take to get a tax refund?
- What are the most common tax return mistakes?
- How can FreeAgent help with Self Assessment?
Self Assessment, sorted
Find out how much you owe and then submit directly to HMRC.Take a tour of Self Asessment in FreeAgent