How to find out when you registered as self-employed to be sure you’re not missing any key deadlines and tax payments.
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Here are two ways to find out when you registered as self-employed:
Check Your Paperwork to Find Out When You Registered as Self-Employed
When you first registered as self-employed, HMRC will have issued you a UTR number which is a 10 digit code in a letter which would give you an indication of when you registered for self-assement. It will be contained in your HMRC welcome letter, known as a SA250.
Call HMRC to Find Out When You Registered as Self-Employed
How to Check Whether You Need to File a Tax Return
Once you find out when you registered as self-employed, it will be helpful to check when your first tax return is due. You’ll find that out by looking in your .GOV gateway account where you’ll find out what tax returns are due and when on your dashboard.