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HMRC to close self-assessment helpline from April to October each year – here's how to get help when you need it

If you need to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for help with your tax return, you'll soon only be able to do this online in most cases. Starting from next month, HMRC will be closing its self-assessment telephone helpline for half the year – and will only open it for "priority calls" the rest of the time.

20 March 2024

Tax office admits to error for self-employed people trying to file their tax returns - here's all you need to know

The UK tax office has admitted to a processing error that meant thousands of self-employed people, who were given grants to help with the fallout from Covid-19, were charged the wrong tax bill. Here's all you need to know.

8 April 2022

Exclusive: Martin Lewis video - self-employment grant 4 announcement won’t happen till March

Martin has had confirmation that no official announcement on 4th Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will come until the March Budget - more than a month after the grant period starts.

22 January 2021

Self-employed with cash saved to pay tax? It WON'T reduce your universal credit entitlement

If you're self-employed and have been putting money aside to pay your self-assessment tax bill, this WON'T reduce the amount of universal credit you're entitled to claim, the Government has confirmed

15 April 2020

Almost a million people missed the self-assessment tax deadline – here's what to do if you haven't filed yet

Just under a million people missed last Friday's self-assessment tax return deadline and will face a fine of at least £100

4 February 2020