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Help from HMRC

We work closely with HMRC to ensure that you have the help you need when it comes to tax return time. Most childminders are self-employed, and with a number of childcare businesses classed as small businesses, it can sometimes feel daunting to make sure that you're getting the bookkeeping right.

There are a number of free online events that can help you be prepared for the 31 January tax deadline. HMRC advisers will be on hand to answer your questions, whether it's about filing a tax return online or organising your business expenses, they've got it covered in this range of specially selected webinars:

How to complete your online tax return

Wednesday 25 January - 11am to midday                      Book your place here

Thursday 26 January -11am to midday                           Book your place here

Friday 27 January - 11am to midday                               Book your place here

Simpler Income tax for the self-employed

Thursday 26 January - 9am to 10am                             Book your place here

Business Expenses for the self-employed

Friday 27 January - 9am to 10am                                 Book your place here

You can join these webinars, ask questions and leave at any point - no special equipment is needed, use the links to receive an invitation and connect via the internet or any smart device. To ask questions – use the on-screen textbox and the webinar host will send a response:

Self Assessment Help and Support                             

Thursday 26 January - 4pm to 6pm                              Book your place here

HMRC has also updated their YouTube videos  and have more live and recorded webinars, with topics ranging from getting started to filling in your online tax return.