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.

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.

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

You can try calling HMRC 0300 200 3310 because they will have a record of when you registered as self-employed. Remember to have your UTR number ready to get through security. 

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.



About Anita Forrest

Anita Forrest is a Chartered Accountant, spreadsheet geek and money nerd helping financial DIY-ers organise their money so they can hit their goals quicker.