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:
- can’t pay your tax bill on time
- disagree with a tax decision
- have additional needs, for example a disability or you don’t speak English
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 professional advice. This includes help with filling in forms and what to do if you owe money to HMRC. Contact:
- Tax Help for Older People if you’re over 60 and need help with personal tax
- TaxAid for help with business or personal tax
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 for things like viewing your Income Tax estimate, talking to HMRC or helping 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.