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Help and support for Self Assessment

Watch videos and webinars to get help with Self Assessment.

HMRC help and support emails

Sign up to help and support emails from HMRC.

Receive email alerts about a range of help and support products available, including:

  • live and recorded webinars
  • YouTube videos
  • online guides

Available webinars are listed by subject and can last up to an hour.

To attend a live webinar, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts.

You can ask your host questions during live webinars using the on-screen text box.

HMRC Community Forum

Visit the HMRC Community Forum to get help, support and the guidance you need on Self Assessment. You can ask questions and get top tips.

How to complete your online tax return

How to start your tax return

This webinar allows you to ask your questions about starting your return and covers:

  • who needs to send a tax return
  • how to sign in and use HMRC’s online service
  • tailoring your tax return and more

How to complete the self-employment section of your tax return

This webinar gives you the opportunity to get answers to your questions about the self-employment section of your tax return. We’ll be looking at allowable business expenses and what to complete if you’re a foster carer.

How to complete the employment section of your tax return

This webinar allows you to ask your questions about the employment section of your tax return. It’s useful if you’re:

  • both self-employed and employed
  • a director of a limited company
  • an employee with a tax return to complete

How to check your tax return and pay what you owe

This webinar allows you to ask your questions about:

  • how to check your return
  • view your calculation
  • view payments on account
  • how to check what you’ve already paid
  • when and how to pay

Watch our Self Assessment help and deadlines YouTube playlist which has videos about:

Why have I been sent a tax return?

why have I been sent a tax return

What allowable expenditure can I claim against Capital Gains Tax?

What allowable expenditure can I claim against Capital Gains Tax?

State benefits and your online tax return

state benefits and your online tax return

Class 2 National Insurance contributions and your Self Assessment tax return

Class 2 National Insurance contributions and your Self Assessment tax return

Viewing your Self Assessment tax return calculation

viewing your Self Assessment tax return calculation

How do I pay my Self Assessment tax bill?

how do I pay my Self Assessment tax bill?

For landlords

This webinar covers allowable property deductions and expenses and completing the UK property section of the online tax return.

Toolkits on Self Assessment

Capital vs revenue expenditure toolkit

Income Tax losses toolkit

Budget for your Self Assessment tax bill if you’re self-employed

Use the self-employed ready reckoner to budget for your Self Assessment tax bill for the 2019 to 2020 tax year.

Enter your estimated weekly or monthly profit to get an idea of how much Income Tax, Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance you’ll pay.

Published 6 September 2017
Last updated 26 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. 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'.

  2. 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?'

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. First published.