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Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos if you're self-employed

Help and support from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on self-employment.

Emails

You can get business emails from HMRC to help you start your business.

E-learning

Find out about online courses to help you with tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.

Webinars and videos

Live webinars last for an hour and you can ask questions throughout the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host. They’re aimed at sole traders and business partnerships. They’re not suitable for directors of limited companies.

Register and log in at least 5 minutes before a live webinar is due to start.

You don’t need to register to watch the YouTube videos.

Getting started

How to tell HMRC you’re self-employed, what National Insurance you’ll pay, how to keep records and budget for your first tax bill.

Watch a recording of this webinar from July 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Hunan-gyflogaeth a CThEM: beth sydd angen i chi ei wybod

Sut i hysbysu CThEM eich bod yn hunangyflogedig, pa Yswiriant Gwladol fyddwch yn ei dalu, sut i gadw cofnodion a chyllidebu ar gyfer eich bil treth cyntaf.

Gweminar Cymraeg wedi ei recordio
Gwyliwch recordiad o’r gweminar hwn o 19 Rhagfyr 2013. Bydd yn dal angen i chi gofrestru.

Business expenses

What kind of business expenses you can claim, eg, working from home or paying for thing you need for your business.

Watch a recording of this webinar from June 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Capital allowances

How to claim tax relief when buying or improving things, eg, vehicles or equipment that you buy to keep in your business.

Watch a recording of this webinar from 14 November 2014. You’ll still need to register.

HMRC digital services

How to access and make the most of record keeping apps and other digital support tools.

Your online tax return

How to register for Self Assessment Online and complete your tax return.

Watch a recording of this webinar from June 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Record keeping

How to keep records, set up a records system and how long to keep records.

Watch a recording of this webinar from July 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Your payments to HMRC

This webinar explains how your first tax bill is calculated and payable. It also explains how you can budget for your first bill and covers options for paying HMRC.

6 August 2015, 9am to 10am

Simpler Income Tax

Find out what cash basis is, how it works and who can use it. The webinar also covers simplified expenses and how you can reduce your record keeping.

Watch a recording of this webinar from June 2015. You’ll still need to register.

New start ups

This webinar is hosted by the department of Business Innovation and skills and HMRC. The webinar also demonstrates HMRC’s latest digital products designed to help and support businesses.

Self-employed childminders

Tax and National Insurance issues affecting self-employed childminders.

Watch a recording of this webinar from July 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Foster carers

How to use qualifying care relief, keeping records and what to put on your tax return.

Watch a recording of this webinar from June 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Shared Lives carers

For those in Shared Lives care, eg, Adult Placement care, Kinship care, staying-put care and parent and child arrangements. How to use qualifying care relief, keeping records and what to put on your tax return.

Live webinar

No dates for this live webinar are currently available

Watch a recording of this webinar from June 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Supported Lodgings

How to use the Rent a Room scheme and what records you need to keep.

Watch a recording of this webinar from July 2015. You’ll still need to register

My first self-employed tax bill

How your tax and National Insurance bill is worked out, how to budget for it and when you need to pay.

Watch a recording of this webinar from 12 November 2014. You’ll still need to register.

Property income

An introduction to property income, registration, record-keeping and the Rent a Room and Furnished Holiday Lettings schemes.

Watch a recording of this webinar from 23 January 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Advice and help

To watch webinars, your computer and software will need to meet minimum requirements.

Search for help if you’re having other technical problems with webinars.

For other help you can contact HMRC online.