There are over 5 million self employed folk in the UK. Small businesses are the backbone of the British economy and represent over 15% of workforce. Whether you’re a window cleaner, a plumber, a shop owner or operate an online business, you’ve taken the brave step off the corporate ladder to be your own boss.
Welcome to the Small Business Toolbox! I’m Andy Mac and I’ve been self employed for AAAAGES! This is a no-nonsense and completely independent guide to self employment and small business life in the UK. Written by the self employed, for the self employed.
Running a small business can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. It all starts with being self employed and this site is here to keep you company on your self-made journey.
Important dates for 2021/2022
CURRENT TAX YEAR: 2021/22
You are working in the tax year covering 6th April 2021 to 5th April 2022.
TAX RETURN YEAR: 2020/21
You should be working on or have submitted your tax return for the tax year covering 6th April 2020 to 5th April 2021.
TAX DEADLINE: 31 Jan 2022
The final deadline for your current tax return is 31 Jan 2022 — this is for the 2020/21 tax year. It doesn’t cover deadlines for any payments on account and also doesn’t cater for any additional factors caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. For more key dates and figures visit this page.
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