You can get help if you don’t understand something about your tax, eg tax returns, allowances and tax codes.

You can also get help and support with Self Assessment.

Get help from HMRC

For simple queries, you can contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). You should also contact them in the first instance if you:

If you’re on a low income

If HMRC can’t help and you’re on a low income (up to about £380 a week), you may be able to get free tax advice. TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People offer professional help, and can assist with issues like filling in forms and what to do if you owe money to HMRC.

Get help from family or friends

You can give permission to a friend or family member (a ‘trusted helper’) to deal with HMRC on your behalf, eg view your Income Tax estimate, talk to HMRC or help you to fill in forms.

Hiring a professional to help with your tax

An accountant or tax adviser may be able to help you with your tax. Many offer services like filling in your Self Assessment tax return or providing advice if you run your own business.

Chartered accountants are qualified members of a professional body. You can get help choosing an accountant or tax adviser from the various bodies in the UK.

A legal adviser or solicitor can also help with issues like Inheritance Tax and taxes on buying and selling property. You can find a solicitor through the Law Society.