How do I register as self-employed or a property landlord with HMRC?

To file a tax return, you will need to be registered with HMRC. The term for the way you'll be reporting your tax is "self-assessment".

If you're a sole trader (self-employed)

If you're income is more than £1,000 as a sole trader then you need to make sure you are registered for self-assessment.  The deadline to do so is 5 October following the year when you started earning.

If you're not self-employed but do own property or have a high income

If you need to register for self-assessment for other reasons than being self-employed, then you need to visit this HMRC page. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-assessment-register-for-self-assessment-and-get-a-tax-return-sa1

How to register

There are two ways to register.

1. The quick and easy way - untied.

2. Work out your obligations and pick your form at HMRC - https://www.gov.uk/log-in-file-self-assessment-tax-return/register-if-youre-self-employed

If you use the untied, service, you'll find it quick and easy. One form covers all your income. We'll also support you, and give you a voucher against an untied membership.

Help! I've missed the deadline!

If you've missed the deadline, don't worry, just get your form in as soon as you can.

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