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In the UK, how do I file my self-employment taxes?

In the UK, how do I file my self-employment taxes?
"""You must manage your staff, handle your money, pay your taxes, and file your own tax returns when you work for yourself, which is easier said than done.

Individuals are required to pay income tax regardless of whether they are self-employed or not, and regardless of the source of their income, yet self-employed earners regularly fail to file their taxes due to a regular accounting method.

What procedures must be followed in order to file self-employment tax in the UK?

1. Complete the self-assessment form that HMRC has provided.

• You must register for self-assessment on the HMRC website in order to inform the taxman that you are self-employed.

• Keep in mind the deadline: if you started working for yourself in February, you have eight months to register before the deadline of October 5 after the end of the tax year in which you registered for self-employment, which starts on April 6.

• Your 10-digit unique taxpayer reference (UTR) number should be included in your UTR-a letter, which should arrive within ten days.

• Your online account will be set up by HMRC so that you can submit your tax return when it is required.

2. File a VAT return.

• While you're doing it, you may also register for VAT, which is a fixed-rate tax that consumers in the UK must pay on the majority of goods and services, but not all of them.

• You must register with HMRC if your taxable income exceeds £85,000 in a tax year; if it is less, it is entirely up to you.

• You'll get a certificate confirming your VAT number as well as crucial deadlines for your first payment and return submission.

• Your certificate could take up to a month to arrive, during which time you won't be allowed to add VAT to your invoice or charge it, but you'll still be responsible for paying the tax collector.

• Let your customers know that you will increase your prices to cover the tax during this time and issue new invoices once you have your VAT number.

You get more credibility and professionalism by registering for VAT, as well as more revenue privacy.

completing a tax return

The tax return is divided into two parts: the main section, which includes income from employment, pensions, charitable contributions, and benefits; and supplemental pages for people who have income from self-employment, real estate, investment gains, serving as a company director, or working abroad.

The government also aims to phase away paper returns as part of its Making Tax Digital effort, which will commence in April 2022. You have the choice of filing your return online or on paper, but different deadlines apply.

How can I complete a tax return online?

If you're filing online, follow these steps to learn what each step entails and how to complete it:

• When you first register for online services, you only need to submit your UTR number once. • After login in using your Government Gateway user ID, navigate to the """"file your self-assessment"""" page.

• Ensure that all of your personal information is current, including your date of birth, place of residence, and marital status, as these factors may have an impact on your allowances.

• Follow HMRC's lead: The system responds to the data you provide, so any components that aren't essential will be removed. You can't move forward unless you answer HMRC's inquiries.

• Complete your return - based on your responses, the parts that need to be filled out will be indicated to you. When you click ""next,"" your progress will be saved, so don't worry if you need to search for lost paperwork after logging out.

• Enter your costs; there are some strict guidelines here: they must be tax-deductible business expenses. For more information on what you can and cannot claim as costs, see our freelancers' guide.

• Employed people should have their P60s accessible, as well as their P11Ds if they get any benefits from their employer during the year, such as a company car or health insurance; calculations are not necessary; fill in the figures directly from these papers.

• Submit your return to HMRC; you will receive confirmation once you have done so. • If you can't remember how much you owe, go to the site to find out. • Now all you have to do is make sure you pay your taxes on time - or set up a payment plan - before the deadline of January 31."""
 

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"In the UK, how do I file my self-employment taxes?" was written by Mary under the Business category. It has been read 34 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 16 November 2022.
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