Tax self-assessment

The self-assessment tax return is an unavoidable burden if you are liable for self-employed tax or have complicated income tax affairs.

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Tax self assessment - overview

While nobody likes paying income tax, the right approach to your tax return will minimise aggravation and can reduce the amount you end up paying.

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Income tax self assessment

There's no need to be concerned about tax self assessment - you just need to keep the right records and meet the deadlines. Our guide to the basics.

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Self assessment online

How to register for self assessment online, your business or personal tax account, and where to find help with self assessment

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Self assessment deadlines

The deadlines for registering for self assessment, filing your self assessment tax return and paying any self assessment tax you owe

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Income tax allowances and reliefs

Your income tax allowances include allowable expenses which you can set against your taxable profits as well as the personal income tax allowance.

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Tax codes: the basics

Every worker has a tax code issued by HMRC. But what are they for and how do you know if yours is correct? We answer key questions about tax codes.

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Get ready for Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital will radically transform the way businesses report to HMRC. Rachel Miller finds out what's in store and how to plan ahead.

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Claim a tax refund

If you think you paid too much tax in a previous tax year, use this HMRC tool to claim a tax rebate.

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eBay and tax

It is possible to make quite a bit of money selling your old stuff on eBay or at a car boot sale. But where do HM Revenue and Customs draw the line?

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Do you have a second income?

If you earn income from sources other than through your employer, you may be classed as being both employed and self employed.

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Five ways to keep your tax bills low

Frustrated that a big slice of your profits goes to the taxman? Ben Dyer explains how to (legally and ethically) minimise how much tax you pay.