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Self Employment Taxes

Can I Claim VAT on Petrol?

Yes, you can claim VAT on petrol.  However there are different methods of claiming back VAT on petrol, depending on your business circumstances and...

HMRC VAT Fuel Scale Charges

The HMRC VAT Fuel Scale Charge is a VAT adjustment a business needs to make if they claim back VAT on fuel they provide their...

Are You Exempt from CIS?

HMRC sets out strict guidelines as to who is covered or exempt from CIS deductions.  You do not need to be registered if you...

Can I Reduce My HMRC Payments On Account?

Under self assessment rules HMRC require a payment on account towards your tax bill in January and July each year. But what if your...

Do Students Need a UTR Number?

Under certain circumstances students do need a UTR number.  Here we explore those circumstances, how a student can get one and the HMRC tax...

8 Things You Need to Complete Your Own Tax Return

When you are self employed completing your own tax return can be a fairly straightforward task. But as with most things, getting organised before...

Tax Return 2017: Get Ready for Your Accountant

Tax Time can be a particularly stressful especially if you accountant has been chasing you for your records so they can prepare your tax...

Am I Exempt from Paying Class 4 NICs?

You are exempt from paying Class 4 NICs unless you are self employed.  Class 4 NICs are paid based on the amount of self...

Tax Advice for Avon Reps and Leaders

Here's some tax advice for Avon reps, whether you are new to Avon or are already up and running. Do You Need to Register Your...

How are HMRC Payments on Account Calculated?

HMRC payments on account can be confusing and the cause of unexpected tax bills.  Understanding how HMRC payments on account are calculated will help...