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Many thanks.
Self Assessment 2018 » Do I need to complete a tax return if I didn’t earn anything? » Go to message
Hi,

Thanks for responding to my post about whether I need to complete a tax return for 2016/17 even though my earnings were zero.

The response you gave is very helpful regarding my prextrading expenditure but it doesn’t help me understand whether I need to do a tax return. Can you respond to this aspect of my query too please?

Many thanks,
Andrea Bennett
Self Assessment 2018 » Do I need to complete a tax return if I didn’t earn anything? » Go to message
I set up my business with the intention of working part time and caring for my Mom. However, Mom’s health deteriorated and I was caring for her full time.

I had some business expenses but nothing major and I understand from a recent HMRC webinar that I can claim those back for up to seven years, so I could include these in my 2017/18 tax return.

So do I need to complete a return for 2016/17 when my earnings were zero?

Many thanks.