6 October, 2020
Self Assessment, you know it needs doing by the end of January, but do you put it off, again and again, hoping that somehow it’ll do itself?
The specialist accountants at Crunch have helped thousands of sole traders and limited companies file their Self Assessments, and offer a range of articles and guides to help you make your next filing the smoothest and simplest one yet.
Filing your first Self Assessment can be a stressful task if you're not sure what to expect. Thankfully, the process is much more straightforward than you may think - as long as you're organised, of course! Check out Crunch's beginners guide to filing your first Self Assessment.
31st January 2021 might feel like a long way away, but filing your Self Assessment as soon as you can has more than its fair share of benefits. Avoid fines, know how much you need to pay HMRC, make sure you have enough put aside.
Still need convincing? Here are seven reasons why you should file your Self Assessment early.
Another reason to file early if you are self-employed, and usually pay tax on account, is the government’s deferment of the payment on account you were due to make on 31st July 2020. It’s vital you understand how much tax you owe as early as possible if you decided to defer your payment which must now be settled by 31st January 2021, which means you may have a higher amount to pay in January than you’re used to.
Crunch have been helping clients file their Self Assessments for 11 years, and have seen their fair share of deadline day rush. Crunch asked their expert client managers what lessons they’ve learned and what advice they’d offer ahead of the 31st January deadline.
Whether you’re a complete novice or seasoned pro, Crunch have compiled a thorough and jargon-free guide to how to file your Self Assessment, covering everything from how to register with HMRC to which financial records you need to include. Even better, the guide is completely free and yours to keep forever!