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What do I need to complete my tax return?

You will need lots of information if you're to complete your tax self assessment correctly. We look at the steps you need to take and the information you will need to hand to submit your tax return.

Date: 7 January 2021 By:

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Five reasons to use digital software to file your tax return

Five compelling reasons why you should consider using digital software to file your self assessment tax return.

Date: 5 January 2021 By:

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How to reduce your self assessment stress

Seven steps to a stress-free self assessment tax return process. Hint: the secret is in the planning and preparation.

Date: 14 December 2020 By:

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Claiming the costs of using your home as a workplace

Many more of us have been working from home this year. Did you know that you get tax relief on the additional household costs you incur as a result? We explain more.

Date: 7 December 2020 By:

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Why you should make your accounts digital

Are you still clinging to manual, paper-based accounts and tax returns? The time has come to consider digital accounting tools. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explains why.

Date: 3 December 2020 By:

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Understanding the SEISS extension

Overview of the extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), including the period covered, the rate payable, who can claim and how to claim.

Date: 19 November 2020 By:

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Who needs a UTR number, anyway?

If you don’t have a UTR, you won’t be able to file your Self Assessment tax return - which could lead to some heavy fines. How to get yours.

Date: 11 November 2020 By:

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Self assessment tax returns – HMRC answer your frequently asked questions

HMRC answer your frequently asked questions on the self assessment tax return and who needs to file a return for the 2019/20 tax year.

Date: 28 October 2020 By:

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How can you invest while running a business?

Busy business owners may want to invest their earnings and profits but how can they with limited time on their hands. We share four investment methods that need very little management or time.

Date: 8 October 2020 By:

Paper self assessment tax return for the 2019-20 tax year

The paper self assessment tax return - what you need to know

There are three ways to submit a self assessment tax return. This blog looks at how and when you can submit a paper self assessment form.

Date: 6 October 2020 By:

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Can you claim homeworking expenses during lockdown?

Millions of office workers have been told to work from home if they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has left many wondering if they can claim for the additional costs of working from home.

Date: 30 September 2020 By:

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Changes to Landlord Tax 2020/21

The rates of tax affecting landlords and homeowners change on a frequent basis. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explains the latest changes to come into force.

Date: 10 August 2020 By:

A self employed woman is relieved to apply for the self-employed income support scheme

What the SEISS extension means for you

The Government Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been supporting the self employed during COVID-19. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explains how you might be eligible for a second grant.

Date: 3 August 2020 By:

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A guide to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

With the deadline for th first grant approaching, this guide explains the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), who qualifies for it and how to claim.

Date: 6 July 2020 By:

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Should you defer your second payment on account?

The Government has said taxpayers can delay their second payment on account. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explores the pros and cons of doing so.

Date: 24 June 2020 By:

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Self assessment advice for returning expats

Self assessment advice for expats that have returned to the UK as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 3 June 2020 By:

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Self-employed healthcare worker? Key tax savings you can make

Simple expenses that self-employed carers and healthcare workers can claim to reduce their tax bill.

Date: 26 May 2020 By:

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