How to register for a Self Assessment Tax Return?

If you need to register for Self Assessment, here’s how.

(Whether you need to is in a different post, here)

I’d explain it myself, but the video does it very well.  No point in reinventing the wheel.



And whilst we’re here, let’s go over the Self Assessment deadlines too.

You submit tax returns for tax years, not calendar years, and you do this in arrears.

For example, for the 2018/19 tax year, running 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019, you would:

  • need to register for Self Assessment by 5 October 2019 if you’ve never submitted a return before
  • submit your return by midnight 31 October 2019 if filing a paper tax return
  • submit your return by midnight 31 January 2020 if filing online
  • pay the tax you owe by midnight 31 January 2020.

If you need any further clarification, please contact me.  I’d rather you got it right, than have to unpick the mess…..