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How to Register for Self Assessment- If you are Not Self Employed

Published by Sanjay Gautam
Posted Date: December 21, 2023 , Modified Date: May 10, 2024
Categories: Income Tax, Tax

If you are not self-employed and require assistance with your tax return, this section provides guidance on registering for Self-Assessment on GOV.UK.

The registration process is quick, taking only a few minutes, and it is both free and secure, eliminating the need for printing any forms.

Eligibility Check and Key Questions

Before you register, go to Check if you need to send a Self-Assessment Tax Return and answer brief set of questions determining your eligibility for Self-Assessment. You might see questions like below:

  • Did you work for yourself between 6 April 2022 and 5 April 2023?
  • Did you work as an ‘off-payroll worker’?
  • Do you have a Student Loan?
  • Did you get a Pension?
  • Do you have any other form of income, apart from your State Pension?
  • What was your total income for the year?
  • Did any of your income come from UK property or land?
  • Did you get more than £10,000 from dividends or savings and investments?
  • Do you need to pay tax on any of the following?
  • Do you need to pay any Capital Gains Tax?
  • Did you hold a position that affects how you are taxed?

Mandatory Compliance with HMRC Requests

If HMRC has already requested a tax return from you, it is mandatory to comply. Reasons for needing to register for Self-Assessment include:

  • Earning over £1,000 as a UK landlord from property
  • Claiming Child Benefit with a combined income over £50,000 (tax return to be completed by the higher earner)
  • Owning Capital Gains Tax obligations
  • Receiving annual income from a trust or settlement
  • Possessing untaxed income not covered by PAYE tax code
  • Earning over £100,000 for the 2022 to 2023 tax year or over £150,000 for the 2023 to 2024 tax year onwards via PAYE

Further Details on Tax Return Submission

For further details on who is required to submit a tax return, refer to HMRC
Self- Assessment Tax Returns.

who must send tax return- self assessment

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Accessing HMRC Online Services

To use HMRC online services, a Government Gateway account is necessary. If you have already got one, have your user ID and password ready.

If not, do not worry – you will just need to create your sign-in details. It is easy to do this.

Go to HMRC online service.

Scroll down the page and select ‘Sign in.’ You will see an option to ‘Create sign in details’. This process is swift, and you will be ready to proceed.

Accessing HMRC Online Services

When you are ready, go to HMRC Sign in using Government Gateway . Now you will need to sign in – so just enter your user ID and password. Once you are in, you will see this form.

Register for self assessment and getting a tax return

Submission Process and Confirmation

Once you have answered all applicable questions, proceed to the next step by selecting 'Next.' This will take you to a summary page where you should carefully review your details.

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If you notice any inaccuracies, simply click 'Back' to make the necessary corrections. Once you are satisfied with the information, proceed to select 'Submit' at the bottom of the page.

Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation message. There is no need to contact HMRC unless they specifically reach out to you for additional information.
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Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) and Safeguarding

Within 15 days (or 21 days if you are abroad), you will receive a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) by post. You can find it sooner by logging into your online account or using the HMRC app. Safeguard your UTR, as it is analogous to your National Insurance Contribution (NIC) number and remains with you for life, required for all future dealings with your Self-Assessment.

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Registration Deadline and Submission Reminder

Ensure that you register for Self-Assessment by October 5, allowing ample time for the process. Remember to submit your tax return and settle any owed taxes by January 31, or earlier if possible.

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