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HMRC internal manual

Self Assessment Manual

Returns: individuals returns: rent a room for traders (Action Guide)

Where the description of the business is ‘Rent a Room’ and the message ‘The return is not in the prescribed format. The expenses are not sufficiently detailed’ is displayed, follow steps 1 - 4 below.

1. Add together the amount of Sales / business income in box 3.29 and the total amount of balancing charges in box 3.23 and enter the result in box 3.24 (Turnover, other business receipts and goods…..)
2. Enter the amount of other expenses in box 3.63 in box 3.25 (Expenses allowable for tax…..)
3. Enter the amount of the net profit / loss in box 3.65 in box 3.26 (Net profit or Loss)
4. Continue to capture the return from box 3.66 onwards