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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.

Live webinars last for an hour. You can ask questions during the presentation and get answers from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) host.

Register and log in at least 5 minutes before the start time for live webinars.

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.

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 November 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 September 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Videos on YouTube

Common questions about Self Assessment

Common questions about paying your Self Assessment tax bill

Short videos on Self Assessment help and deadlines

E-learning

You can use HMRCs free online guides to help you get things right first time.

Setting up and running your own business, an online guide about how to register your new business with HMRC, keeping records, sending your tax returns and payments.

Self-employed business expenses, an online guide about allowable business expenses, capital allowances and simplified expenses.

Emails

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

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.

HMRC and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - working together for you, starting a business

Moving from claiming benefits to New Enterprise Allowance you can get up-to-date guidance from DWP and HMRC.

Watch a recording of this webinar from April 2016. 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.

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

Your online tax return

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

Live webinars

There are no live dates for this webinar.

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 April 2016. 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.

Watch a recording of this webinar from April 2016. You’ll still need to register.

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 November 2015. You’ll still need to register.

Self-employed childminders

Tax and National Insurance issues affecting self-employed childminders.

Watch a recording of this webinar from April 2016. 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.

Property income

An introduction to property income, registration, record-keeping and the Rent a Room and Furnished Holiday Lettings schemes. If you need to send a tax return, you may find this helpful.

Live webinar

Please note dates for this live webinar will be made available soon.

Watch a recording of this webinar from April 2016. 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.

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

Supported Lodgings

Find out what Supported Lodgings are and how you deal with them. We will also explain what records you need to keep.

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

Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme - what you need to know

This provides information for small and medium business. If your business buys or sells alcohol the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme gives guidance on registration.

Watch a recording of this webinar from Dec 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.