Self Assessment Tax Returns
Self Assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect Income Tax.
Tax is usually deducted automatically from wages, pensions and savings. People and businesses with other income must report it in a tax return.
If you need to send one, you fill it in after the end of the tax year (5 April) it applies to.
Sending your Return
Send your tax return by the deadline.
If you did not send an online return last year, allow extra time (up to 20 working days) as you’ll need to register first. There are different ways to register if you’re:
Filling in your Return
You need to keep records (for example bank statements or receipts) so you can fill in your tax return correctly.
You can get help filling in your return.
Paying your Bill
HMRC will calculate what you owe based on what you report.
Pay your Self Assessment Bill by 31 January.
How much tax you pay will depend on the Income Tax band you are in. There’s a different rate for Capital Gains Tax if you need to pay it, for example you sell shares or a second home.
- Who must send a tax return
- Registering and sending a return
- If you need to change your return
- How to get help
- Returns for someone who has died
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