• Posted March 13, 2020

Do you Need to do a Tax Return?

Whitesides Accountant & Tax Advisor Sarah Greenwood answers “Do you Need to do a Tax Return?” It depends. If you’ve just got employment income, for example you’ve got three or four little part-time jobs, you don’t need to do a tax return because all your income is accounted under pay as you earn. HMRC recently […]


  • Posted November 14, 2018

What do we need for your tax return?

We are now well and truly in to tax return season.  As a tax advisor, everyone expects January to be my busiest time, but the majority of my clients actually bring their accounts and tax records in between November and December.  This has led me to think about when you are frantically packing a year’s […]


  • Posted October 2, 2018

Do I need to register for Self-Assessment

As the 5 October deadline to register for self-assessment for the 2017/18 tax year rapidly approaching I thought this was the ideal time to give a quick overview of situations where you need to register for self-assessment tax. Some of the common reasons for needing to register for self-assessment are: You have income from self-employment […]


  • Posted January 5, 2018

How To Pay Your Self Assessment Tax Bill

As the 31st January deadline looms, we recommend paying your self assessment tax bill early to avoid missing the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances. The payment amount due for 31st January is available on your tax computation. This is a link to the HM Revenue & Customs website which details the various ways in which […]


  • Posted November 16, 2016

Who needs to complete a Self Assessment tax return?

The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April to following year. You will need to complete a Self Assessment tax return if, in the last tax year any of the following applied to you: You were self-employed; You received more than £2,500 in untaxed income, for example from renting out a property or […]


  • Posted January 12, 2016

Leaving it to the Last Minute?

Last year 979,526 tax returns were filed on the last two days of filing (30 and 31 January), that is over 10% of the total number of returns submitted online. So why do people leave it right to the last minute? It doesn’t seem logical, how many news stories do you read of HMRC’s portal […]