Tax posts

Need to know more about tax? As a business owner, it’s kind of unavoidable. So, we’ve made it as easy as possible to learn what you need to with our tax guides and tips.

25 January 24
2 minute read

Why your payslip might look different from January 2024

About 27 million employees in the UK will see changes to the National Insurance contribution they pay this month, read on to see how you might be affected.

17 January 24
5 minute read

How to complete your Self Assessment tax return

Many people, including business owners and freelancers, need to complete a Self Assessment tax return. Here are our top tips for making the process less taxing.

05 December 23
7 minute read

Key business dates for 2024

Get prepped for the year ahead with our business calendar, including tax and reporting deadlines, marketing days and changes to business rates.

28 November 23
6 minute read

A guide to National Insurance for the self-employed [2023 update]

Freelancers and the self-employed pay their National Insurance contributions a little differently to people employed by a company. Read our guide to the ins and outs of how National Insurance works for the self-employed.

11 April 23
7 minute read

A small business guide to registering for VAT

All businesses with an annual turnover greater than £85,000 must register for Value Added Tax (VAT) and complete a VAT return. Read our VAT guide for small businesses, breaking down how to register and pay your taxes.

13 January 23
4 minute read

Allowable expenses when you’re self-employed

What are allowable expenses? Who can claim them? This guide covers all you need to know – helping you claim everything you’re entitled to.

07 December 22
2 minute read

Understanding taxes for your side hustle

Do I need to pay tax for my side hustle? What’s a Self Assessment? A TaxScouts accountant answers some of the most common questions about taxes for side gigs.