Get help if you’re running your own business by using videos, webinars and online courses from HMRC.
Available webinars known as talking points 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 using the on-screen text box.
Self-employment and HMRC – let’s get started
Watch YouTube videos about Self Assessment help and deadlines to find out about:
- registering for Self Assessment
- your self-employed tax return
- expenses if you’re self-employed
Watch a recorded webinar about an overview of self-employment and HMRC which looks at records, business expenses and more. We will also show you the help available from HMRC.
Setting up your business
Use the online guide about setting up and running your own business to find out about:
- choosing a structure for your business
- telling HMRC about your self-employment
- keeping business records
- claiming expenses
Watch the recorded webinar about record keeping.
How to complete your online tax return
Register for a live webinar about how to complete your online tax return.
This webinar covers:
- Self Assessment online
- tailoring your return
- filling in your return
- budgeting for your tax bill
Online tax return help for landlords
How to pay your Self Assessment tax bill
Register for a live webinar about how to pay your Self Assessment tax bill.
- Self Assessment
- paying HMRC
- what to do if you cannot pay
Watch our short series of YouTube videos about expenses:
Basic record keeping for the self-employed
Cash basis and simplified expenses
Expenses to include in a Self Assessment tax return
Allowable business expenses
Common business expenses
Car expenses for the self-employed
Watch a recorded webinar about how to show self-employed car expenses on your tax return.
To find out about:
- using the simplified expenses method
- calculating the actual costs method
- leasing a car and personal contract purchases
Individuals with income from UK residential property
Business expenses for the self-employed
Watch a recorded webinar about capital allowances to find out how to claim tax relief when buying or improving vehicles and equipment for your business.
Use the online course about tax advice for childminders to find out about:
- National Insurance
- record keeping
- what you can claim as an expense
Use the online course about tax for foster carers to find out about:
- registering as self-employed
- National Insurance and Income Tax
- qualifying care relief
If you’re a small or medium business buying or selling alcohol you can find out if you need to apply for approval to sell alcohol to another business.