Overview

You must register for Self Assessment if you have to send a tax return and did not send one last year.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

There are different ways to register if you’re:

  1. Step 1 Check if being self-employed is right for you

  2. Step 2 Choose the name you want to trade under

  3. Step 3 Check what records you'll need to keep

  4. Step 4 Register for tax

    To pay tax, you'll need to register for Self Assessment.

    1. Apply for a National Insurance number if you do not have one
    2. Register for Self Assessment

    You might need to register in a different way if:

    You may also need to register for VAT.

    1. Check if you need to register for VAT