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How Do I Find Out When I Registered As Self-Employed?

How to find out when you registered as self-employed to be sure you’re not missing any key deadlines and tax payments.

Here are two ways to find out when you registered as self-employed:

Friendly Disclaimer: Whilst I am an accountant, I’m not your accountant. The information in this article is legally correct but it is for guidance and information purposes only. Everyone’s situation is different and unique so you’ll need to use your own best judgement when applying the advice that I give to your situation. If you are unsure or have a question be sure to contact a qualified professional because mistakes can result in penalties.

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. The date of this letter would give you an indication of when you registered for self-assessment.

The date you officially became self-employed will be in your welcome letter from HMRC (also known as a SA250).

Call HMRC to Find Out When You Registered as Self-Employed

Alternatively, you can try calling HMRC on 0300 200 3310. They will have a record of when you went self-employed.

Remember to have your UTR number ready to get through security. 

If you are trying to find out the date you went self-employed because you are wondering whether you need to fill in a tax return, then a simple solution can be to log into your HMRC online account. Inside there will be a reminder about when your next tax return is due.

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Any Questions?

I’d love to help if you have any questions about this topic. Feel free to ask over in my group ‘The Self-Employed Club‘.

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