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Self-assessment: how to register plus details of a new instant access service

5th January, 2015

Saturday 31 January is the deadline for filing your online self-assessment and paying any tax that is due.

Catherine Sharp, head of C&B Comply at Nottingham and Long Eaton chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill, reminds you to check that you have all your login credentials well ahead of the deadline.

Catherine Sharp chartered accountant at Clayton & Brewill

Catherine Sharp

HMRC expects over 2.8m people to file their own tax returns, with around twice as many using advisers and accountants to take care of the process for them.

If this is the first time you are filing a self-assessment tax return online, you will need your self-assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference – known as a UTR. You will get a UTR when you register for the self-assessment service.

Register now for the self-assessment service

Click here to register for the self-assessment service and choose the form that fits your circumstances (eg: employee, sole trader, partner, etc).

UTRs can take a while to come through – especially at busy times – so if you don’t have one and need to file your tax return, make sure you register as soon as possible.

You'll also need to have your national insurance number handy.

Lost your self-assessment login details?

If you’ve previously used the self-assessment service but now can’t remember your user ID and password, you can request a replacement here.

This can take up to seven days and will come in the post.

GOV.UK Verify – a new beta service

HMRC is running a trial for a new service to enable people to verify their identity online for immediate access to the self-assessment service.

You'll need to hold a passport and/or driver licence and to have some recent financial history (eg by holding a credit card, loan or mortgage) to try using GOV.UK Verify to access the self-assessment filing service.

Access GOV.UK Verify here

This could prove really handy if you have lost your login details but, as it is a beta service, numbers will be limited so don't leave it until 5pm on Saturday 31 Jan to try it out!

Who wants to spend their Saturday doing a tax return?

If, like most people, you'd rather be doing more fun things at the weekend than filing your tax return, why not get Clayton & Brewill to take care of it for you?

We have a track record of saving our clients not only time but also tax, as we often pick up things our clients have missed.

To find out how we can help make self-assessment a little less painful, get in touch with a member of the Clayton & Brewill team at 0115 950 3044 or by email here.

C&B Comply is Clayton & Brewill’s ‘no frills’ accountancy and book-keeping service for businesses and individuals looking for an effective solution to their tax and compliance needs at an affordable price.
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