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Registering for Self Assessment

22/06/2018 09:06:09
If you’re self-employed or in a partnership you need to tell HMRC that you’ve started self-employment and register for Self Assessment so you can send a tax return.

Register and file your Self Assessment tax return

The good news is that it’s really easy to register your business for tax. Most new businesses can use a simple one-step online registration process and set up an online HMRC account at the same time.

You need to do this within 6 months of the end of the tax year in which you started.

What will I pay?

• If you’re self-employed you’ll pay Income Tax and Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance.

You'll need to make a Payment On Account. There's more information on this right here on the Forum (check out our 'What is a Payment on Account? post), and on Gov.uk here .

You can find videos and webinars on self-assessment on Gov.uk here

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22/06/2018 10:53:46
Originally posted by 969452144698 on 13/08/2017 at 12:53:57

I registered for Self Assessment in July of last year, as my Employer wanted a UTR number, before he would pay me any wages. At that time , I was attending college one day a week, as I was on an apprenticeship scheme. I completed my apprenticeship on 24th May this year. I have attempted to complete a Self Assessment tax return as requested, but am struggling to log in as I have forgotten the sign in details I initially registered with. Does this make me Self-Employed? Please help.

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22/06/2018 15:00:53
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22/06/2018 15:02:49
Originally posted by AShilliday 30/10/2017 09:57:59

Hi - I left full time employment from my employer at the end of September to run my own business. I believe I have registered correctly have received my unique number. Is there anything else I need to do to notify HMRC that I am no longer in employment with my previous employer?

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22/06/2018 15:05:32
Hi Adam,
Thank you for your post.
Your previous employer will let HMRC know that you are no longer employed by them.
Now that you have registered as self- employed, you will receive a notice to file your self- assessment tax return in April 2018. You can complete and send this online from April 2018 onwards. You should include your self-employed turnover(income) and expenses from September 2017 to 5th April 2018. The deadline date for sending this return online is 31st January 2019. You will need your P45 from your previous employer as you will need to complete the Employment page of the tax return with this information.
This link gives you further information Self Assessment tax returns
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22/06/2018 15:07:50
Originally posted by gill drinkald 01/11/2017 08:32:29

I have an online account through which I send my husband's VAT and CIS returns. I now want to start submitting his self assessment returns online previously done by an accountant.

Do I need to register all over again? Ideally I'd like to keep my one existing HMRC login ID. Advice please?

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22/06/2018 15:10:01
Hi,

You should be able to add the service to the existing account - follow this link for help...

HMRC online services

Hope this helps.

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Registering for Self Assessment

03/09/2018 10:18:56
HI,

I WANT TO BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED AND I DON'T KNOW IF I FILLED IN THE CORRECT FORM
https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/shortforms/form/CWF1ST?dept-name=CWF1&sub-dep
CAN I HAVE AN ADVICE PLEASE AND IF I'VE FILLED IN THE CORRECT ONE, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP ?!?
THANK YOU !
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Re:Registering for Self Assessment

03/09/2018 10:48:52
Hi Gabriel,

Thanks for your question.

If you have registered before but you didn’t send a Self Assessment tax return last year then you would complete that form (CWF1) to register online and you will need your 10 digit Unique Taxpayer Reference.

If this is the first time you are registering you need to register online
and you will get a letter with your 10 digit Taxpayer Reference (UTR) and you’ll be enrolled for the Self Assessment online service at the same time.

You will also get a letter within 10 working days (21 if you’re abroad) with an activation code.

See the guidance on GOV.UK below.

Register if you're self employed

Hope this helps.

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16/10/2018 06:33:09
I have a full time job, but have recently started a micro-business on the side which has now made 1250 pounds this tax year, and I need to declare it, but I don't know how to do that.

Do I count as self employed, even though I have a normal full time job and just do this thing on the side? Which form am I supposed to fill in?
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16/10/2018 08:43:17
Hi,

Although you have a full time paid employment, you can also still be self-employed doing something else. From your scenario, you should register as self-employed. You have not mentioned when you started your micro-business, but you should have registered as self-employed when you started trading. You can find the link to register through our gov.uk website here and useful information about being a sole trader: Set up as a sole trader

From 6th April 2017 a tax free trading allowance of £1000 was introduced. This can be claimed by individuals where their gross income from their trade is less than £1000 or their expenses are less than £1000. For further information, see: Tax free allowances on property and trading income
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07/11/2018 15:23:26
Hello

I am interested about fines and penalties for late registration {from 20.07.2016} and late self assessment tax return {2016/2017}.
But last year my income was lower than personal allowance so I wasn't supposed to pay taxes.

And it will be my first self assessment tax return, I am from abroad and come to UK in July 2016.

Thank you for your help
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Re:Registering for Self Assessment

08/11/2018 08:48:07
Hi Miroslava,

Thanks for your question.

Here is the link to the helpsheet which advises how penalties are worked out for late registration for self-employment, referred to as "Failure to notify".

Penalties for failure to notify

Please also take a look at the below link to the page on our website which advises about penalties charged for the late submission of a Self Assessment tax return.

Self Assessment tax returns - Penalties

I hope this helps.
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18/01/2019 14:39:52
Hi,

I'm trying to register for self assessment due to needing to pay the high income child benefit charge- I previously had a self assessment account over 10 years ago and due to this I am unable to find a way through the website that will let me file my self assessment online, or request access to doing so.

I still have my "government gateway" user ID from 10 years ago but do not have the password that goes with it. Requesting to reset the password just seems to reset the password for the account I have now set up.
And trying to use my UTR to sign in to file my self assessment results in an error message that states that that information doesnt exist or has been used to request access to this tax or scheme.

I have wasted several afternoons trying to file my self assessment now and have made no progress, and the deadline is approaching.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Andy
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22/01/2019 12:12:00
Hi Andy,

You will need to register for self assessment to reactivate your account.

Your UTR number would only change if you have been declared bankrupt or sequestrated.

Please follow the attached link to register:

Register for and file your Self Assessment tax return

The self assessment helpline number is 0300 200 3310 if you have any further queries or require assistance to register

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