There are a number of reasons that HMRC expect you to complete a tax return. Here's why and what you need to do if you think you shouldn't be doing one.
Completing your tax return will be quicker and easier if you get everything you’ll need ready before you get started. Here's what you need to find.
When you’re ready to start completing your tax return, you’ll need to go online and find the form. This is where you find it.
The "Tell Us About You" section contains your personal details. This section is your chance to check HMRC have the right information about you and make any corrections necessary.
The "Tailor Your Return" Section is made up of three pages. It allows HMRC to get to know you and lets you remove sections of the tax return that are not relevant to you.
The "Fill in your Return" screen contains a list of the sections that you need to complete. The sections included will vary person to person, depending on which parts of the tax return they need to fill out.
You should fill in the Employment page if you were employed, either full-time, part-time or casual basis. You also need to fill it out if you received income as a Company Director or held an office. Fill out a separate employment section for each job, directorship or office you hold.
How to Complete the “Self-Employment” Section. You only need to complete the self-employment section if it applies to you. That’s reasons like you work for yourself, are a sub-contractor under the CIS scheme or a registered Foster Carer. Get Started – Click on “Enter self-employment details (page 2)” You’ll be presented with the first page […]
If your business turnover was less than £85,000 during the tax year, then you can fill out the Short Form Self-Employment section for your tax return. This is a simplified version of the full one, making the form filling a bit less onerous.
If you are self-employed, you'll be presented with the Class 2 National Insurance Contributions page of your tax return