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HMRC email updates, videos and webinars for Self Assessment

Learn more about getting started with Self Assessment including registration, tax returns, tax bills and payments.

Subscribe to receive email updates

Subscribe to the HMRC help and support email service to get information on a wide range of topics for individuals, businesses, employers and agents.

You can also:

  • make changes to your topic subscriptions
  • unsubscribe from the service whenever you want

Registering and joining webinars

You can register for webinars in advance but we recommend you join each webinar 5 minutes before the start.

Get help with Self Assessment

Watch videos on YouTube to learn about:

If you are filling in a Self Assessment tax return for the first time

Watch a video about completing your first Self Assessment tax return.

My first Self Assessment tax return

This video is also available to watch in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Fy Ffurflen Dreth Hunanasesiad gyntaf

New to Self Assessment

Live webinar

Register for the next live webinar about being new to Self Assessment.

This webinar provides information to those new to Self Assessment, including:

  • key dates
  • a brief overview of how to register
  • the main tax return, including tailoring your tax return
  • how to pay
  • record keeping
  • benefits of the HMRC app

Recorded webinar

Watch a recorded webinar about being new to Self Assessment.

How to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you’re self-employed

Live webinar

Register for the next live webinar about how to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you’re self employed.

You will find out:

  • how to get started with your Self Assessment tax return
  • how to show employment income
  • about the self-employment section in more detail
  • how to include other income you need to tell us about and claim tax reliefs

Recorded webinar

Watch a recorded webinar about how to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you’re self-employed.

How to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you have UK property income

Live webinar

Register for the next live webinar about how to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you have UK property income.

You will find out:

  • how to get started with your Self Assessment tax return
  • how to show employment income
  • about the UK property section in more detail
  • how to include other income you need to tell us about and claim tax reliefs

Recorded webinar

Watch a recorded webinar about how to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you have UK property income.

How to finish your Self Assessment tax return, your tax calculation and payments

Live webinar

Register for the next live webinar about how to finish your Self Assessment tax return, your tax calculation and payments.

You will learn about finishing your tax return, including:

  • underpaid tax and other debts in your tax code
  • what to do if you’ve paid too much tax
  • understanding, viewing and printing your tax calculation
  • submitting your tax return
  • paying your tax bill
  • a brief overview of how to amend your tax return if you’ve made a mistake

Recorded webinar

Watch a recorded webinar about how to finish your Self Assessment tax return, your tax calculation and payments.

Foreign rental income

Recorded webinar

Watch a recorded webinar about foreign rental income.

You will find out about:

  • notifying HMRC
  • paying HMRC

Double Taxation Relief and foreign income

Watch a video about Double Taxation Relief and foreign income.

Double Taxation Relief and foreign income

You will find out:

  • what Double Taxation Relief is
  • how to claim relief for tax paid on foreign income when a double taxation agreement (DTA) is in place
  • what records to keep

Foreign income and what you need to report

Watch a video about foreign income and what you need to report to HMRC.

Do I need to declare foreign income to HMRC

You will find out:

  • what foreign income is
  • how and when to tell us about foreign income you have received
  • how to tell us about foreign income received in previous years

Toolkits

There is a capital versus revenue expenditure toolkit and an Income Tax losses toolkit available to help you complete your Self Assessment tax return.

How to budget for your Self Assessment tax bill if you’re self-employed

Watch a video about how to budget for your Self Assessment tax bill.

How do I budget for my Self Assessment tax bill

Use the HMRC app to make a Self Assessment payment

Watch a video about how to use the HMRC app to make a Self Assessment payment.

How to use the HMRC app to make a Self Assessment payment

Set up a Time to Pay arrangement online for Self Assessment

Watch a video how to set up a Time to Pay arrangement online for Self Assessment.

How to set up a Time to Pay arrangement online for Self Assessment

How to add a tax through your business tax account

Watch a video about how to add a tax through your business tax account.

How do I add a tax to my business tax account

Get more information

Find out more about Self Assessment tax returns.

You can also get help online for Self Assessment.

HMRC community forums

You can use the online HMRC community forums to ask questions, see what others are asking and get answers.

Published 6 September 2017
Last updated 16 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. The ‘Set up a Time to Pay arrangement online for Self Assessment’ video link has been updated.

  2. A live webinar link for how to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you’re self-employed and a video for how to set up a Time to Pay arrangement online for Self Assessment have been added.

  3. Link to a live webinar about being new to Self Assessment has been updated.

  4. Link to a recorded webinar about being new to Self Assessment has been added.

  5. Links to live webinars in the sections ‘New to Self Assessment’, ‘How to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you’re self-employed’, ‘How to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you have UK property income’ and ‘How to finish your Self Assessment tax return, your tax calculation and payments’ have been added.

  6. The link to the Welsh video about completing your first Self Assessment tax return has been updated.

  7. The section 'Understand and pay your Self Assessment tax bill' has been removed.

  8. A link to get help online for Self Assessment has been added.

  9. A link to check what you need to do to file your first Self Assessment tax return has been added.

  10. The English link to the video about completing your first Self Assessment return has been updated.

  11. The link to the video about how to budget for your Self Assessment tax bill has been updated.

  12. Videos about 'Double Taxation Relief and foreign income' and 'foreign income and what you need to report' have been added.

  13. A recorded webinar about understanding and paying your Self Assessment tax bill has been updated.

  14. We have added new recorded webinar links under Self Assessment for self employment, UK property income and tax calculation and payments.

  15. Links to live webinars about 'How to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you're self-employed', 'How to fill in your Self Assessment tax return if you have UK property income' and 'How to finish your Self Assessment tax return, your tax calculation and payment' have been added. Recoded webinars about 'Starting your online Self Assessment tax return', 'The employment and UK property sections of your online Self Assessment tax return' and 'Finishing your online Self Assessment tax return' have been removed.

  16. The link to the recorded webinar on Foreign rental income has been updated.

  17. A new section about how to use HMRC's digital assistant to get technical support with HMRC online services has been added.

  18. A recorded webinar has been added to the 'Starting your online Self Assessment tax return' section. A recorded webinar has been added to 'The employment and self-employment sections of your online Self Assessment tax return' section. A recorded webinar has been added to 'The employment and UK property sections of your online Self Assessment tax return' section. A recorded webinar has been added to the 'Finishing your online Self Assessment tax return' section.

  19. Live webinars with information about starting and completing a Self Assessment tax return online have been added. The section 'How to complete your online tax return' has been removed.

  20. A video about how to use the HMRC app to make a Self Assessment payment has been added.

  21. Information about the HMRC help and support email service and a new 'Get help with Self Assessment' section with a series of videos has been added.

  22. A new section and a recorded webinar about how to understand and pay your Self Assessment tax bill has been added.

  23. The English and Welsh videos on 'How to complete your first Self assessment tax return' have been updated.

  24. The links for webinars about completing your online tax return and foreign rental income have been updated.

  25. The links to register for webinars ‘how do I complete my online tax return — employment’, ‘how do I complete my online tax return — self-employment’ and ‘how do I complete my online tax return — income from property’ are no longer available.

  26. A video about how to budget for your Self Assessment tax bill if you're self-employed has been added.

  27. A video about Self Assessment tax returns has been added.

  28. A recorded webinar about foreign rental income has been added.

  29. Video added for if you're filling in a Self Assessment tax return for the first time.

  30. Added links to register for webinars about how to complete your online tax return.

  31. The 'How to budget for your Self Assessment tax return' and 'How to add a service through your business tax account' videos have been updated.

  32. A video about how to add a service through your business tax account has been added.

  33. Catch up webinars added about how to complete your online tax return for employment, self-employment and income from property.

  34. Link to HMRC Self Assessment help and deadlines playlist added and links to individual videos removed.

  35. Webinars about how to complete your tax return – employment, how to complete your tax return – self-employment, how to complete your tax return – income from property have been added and YouTube links for allowable expenditure you can claim against Capital Gains Tax, state benefits and your online tax return and class 2 National Insurance contributions and your tax return have been updated.

  36. New recorded webinars added for 'how to complete your online return', 'how to start your tax return', 'how to complete the self employment section of your tax return', 'how to complete the employment section of your tax return' and 'how to check your tax return and pay what you owe'.

  37. Webinars about how to start your tax return, how to complete the self-employed section, how to complete the employment section, how to check what you owe and how to complete the UK property pages of the tax return and finishing your return have been added. A YouTube video about 'What allowable expenditure can I claim against Capital Gains Tax?'

  38. Webinars about how to start your tax return, how to complete the self-employed section, how to complete the employment section, how to check what you owe and how to complete the UK property pages of the tax return have been added.

  39. Information about HMRC help and support emails, online customer forum and a self-employed ready reckoner to budget for your Self-Assessment tax bill have been added.

  40. New videos have been added into the 'Self Assessment help and deadlines' YouTube playlist.

  41. Webinars about how to complete your online return, starting your return, UK property income pages, help for landlords, business expenses for self employed and car expenses for the self-employed have been added.

  42. A new recorded webinar about the UK property section of the Self Assessment tax return has been added.

  43. Webinars for 'how to complete your online tax return' and 'online tax return for landlords' have been added.

  44. A recorded webinar about property income and how to complete the property section of your online tax return has been added.

  45. A recorded webinar about 'How to complete your online tax return' has been added.

  46. Toolkits on Self Assessment for 'Capital vs revenue expenditure' and 'Income Tax losses' have been added.

  47. The latest webinars on how to complete your online tax return have been updated.

  48. The latest webinars for 'Online tax return help for Landlords' have been added.

  49. The latest webinar about how to complete your Self Assessment tax return added.

  50. Webinars for 'Online tax return' and 'Online tax return for landlords' have been added and 'Foster carers' webinars have been removed.

  51. New videos have been added into the Self Assessment YouTube playlist.

  52. A new video about the self-employed section of the Self Assessment tax return, and the latest webinars, have been added.

  53. A new video about how to appeal against late filing penalties has been added.

  54. Update to inform that available webinars can last up to 2 hours.

  55. The latest webinars about how to complete your online tax return and Self Assessment help and support if you have income from property have been updated.

  56. The latest webinars on how to complete your online tax return have been added.

  57. First published.