The ultimate guide to self-employed tax

Our expert guide tells you everything you need to know about paying tax to HMRC when you’re self-employed.

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The ultimate guide to self-employed tax

If you’re self-employed, you will need to calculate the income tax you owe and pay it to HMRC. Here’s everything you need to know.

  1. Understanding tax obligations for the self employed

    We explore HMRC’s definition of ‘self-employment’ and the tax obligations self-employed people need to be aware of.

  2. Self-employment tax thresholds

    Learn about income tax and thresholds for self-employment tax, along with how to pay self-employment tax.

  3. Tax returns & calculating your self-employment tax

    We explore how to inform HMRC if you have self-employment income and how to calculate your income tax payments.

  4. National Insurance for the self-employed

    Learn about National Insurance rates and contributions for self-employed people for the 2022/23 tax year.

  5. Paying tax to HMRC as a self-employed person

    Learn all about how the self-employed tax year works, how to pay self-employed tax, and ‘payments on account’.

  6. What happens if you don't pay self-employment tax?

    We explore what to do if you miss your self-employment tax deadline and the late penalty charges that will apply.

  7. Self-employed tax and Making Tax Digital

    Learn about upcoming changes to the way self-employed people and landlords manage their income tax payments.

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