You can get help if you don’t understand something about your tax, for example tax returns (external link), allowances and tax codes (external link).
You can also get help and support with Self Assessment (external link).
Get help from HMRC
For simple queries, you can contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (external link). You should also contact them in the first instance if you:
- can’t pay your tax bill on time (external link)
- disagree with a tax decision (external link)
- have additional needs (external link), for example a disability or you don’t speak English
If You are on a Low Income
If HMRC can’t help and you’re on a low income (up to about £380 a week), you may be able to get free professional advice. This includes help with filling in forms and what to do if you owe money to HMRC. Contact:
- Tax Help for Older People (external link)if you’re over 60 and need help with personal tax
- TaxAid (external link) for help with business or personal tax
Get Help from Family or Friends
You can give permission to a friend or family member (a ‘trusted helper’) to deal with HMRC on your behalf (external link)for things like viewing your Income Tax estimate, talking to HMRC or helping you to fill in forms.
Hiring a Professional
An accountant or tax adviser may be able to help you with your tax. You’ll need to authorise an accountant or tax adviser (external link) to deal with HMRC for you.