It is surprising how a to-do list can achieve so much. The art of writing down a list of actions and then following them through to completion is nothing new but it still remains an incredibly powerful tool for efficient people. So how can this method help you get control of your self assessment?
Quite simply, if you follow some specific instructions to a set timeframe every year then you will have complete control of your self assessment. For example, if we look at the period of 2021 to 2022, it really is a very simple process based on 5 key steps:
- Monthly – keep track of all your monthly business transactions, logging a record of invoices, receipts and expenses.
- Register for self assessment by 5th October 2021 (if you have never done this before)
- When filing online submit your return by midnight on 31st January 2022
- Ensure relevant tax payments are made by midnight on 31st January 2022
In order to complete the self assessment you will need the following:
- Your 10-digit unique taxpayer reference (UTR)
- Your national insurance number
- All details of your untaxed income for the period 2021/22 (this will include income from self-employment, dividends and interest on any shares
- All records of expenses in relation to self-employment
- Charity or pension contributions that should be eligible for tax relief
- A P60 or any other records to demonstrate how much income you have received which has been paid on
Keeping in control of your self assessment can be a very simple exercise just follow your to-do list. Otherwise simply delegate and get your accountant to look after it for you.
Should you have any questions or need any help in relation to your self assessment please call us on 01173 700 079 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.