Business Guides - Tax Advice

Freelancers' Questions: Is my tax set-up for international clients correct?

Top tips for a freelance editor, living in the Netherlands, as a UK citizen, with a Swiss client.



6 things you should check at least once a year if you’re a freelancer

Take a look at these 6 key factors to check each year as a freelancer, but don't forget to think about yourself and your needs.

SA800 Partnership Tax Returns: key facts for freelancers

What is an SA800 and what do freelancers in partnerships need to know? The essential deadlines not to miss.

What freelancers need to know about the High Income Child Benefit tax charge

GoSimpleTax explains what you need to know to avoid tax implications and who should be paying the Child Benefit tax charge.

Money saving tips on tax for freelancers

Saving money as a freelancer can be difficult, but there are ways of cutting costs that could be beneficial to you. Find out how you can save money on tax as a freelancer.

4 things freelancers need to know about Making Tax Digital

Taxpayers start to go digital, but what do you need to know before making the jump over?

Is leasing a car tax deductible for freelancers?

If you are a self-employed contractor, freelancer or sole trader, here are your key questions answered regarding reporting and paying tax when you lease a vehicle for work.

Making Tax Digital: the changes it will bring for VAT from April 2022

If you haven’t already done so and you’re VAT-registered, you need to take steps to comply with MTD for VAT requirements.

Cryptocurrency: how to report and pay the right amount of tax

If you are thinking of investing in cryptocurrency it's important to know what your obligations would be regarding reporting and paying tax. 

The most common Self Assessment mistakes freelancers make

Self-Assessment errors can be detrimental for freelancers, costing both time and money, an expense freelancers cannot afford to lose.

Freelancers' Questions: Do my low tax bills preclude me from the SEISS?

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has strict conditions, but how much you’ve previously paid HMRC isn’t one.

How to claim mileage allowance when you’re a freelancer

How to claim mileage allowance when you’re a freelancer who uses their vehicle for business purposes. We give you a breakdown on claiming mileage allowance. 

Managing your accounts as a freelancer

No prescribed format for self-employed accounting doesn’t mean there aren’t dos and don’ts.

The SEISS Grants and declaring it on your self-assessment

The SEISS grants are taxable which means that they are subject to Income Tax and National Insurance contributions in the tax year. 

What is Capital Gains Tax and when do I need to pay it?

An overview for freelancers on when CGT is due; how to pay it, and how to get relief.

Can I claim for Working Tax Credit when self-employed?

Working Tax Credit is a type of benefit designed to top up low income for people working in the UK, find out if you qualify. 

Tax Rates and allowances 2021/22 for freelancers

Here are the main tax rates and allowances for 2021/22 that the self-employed/freelancer community need to be aware of

Freelancers – 19/20 tax return updates, extensions and support

It’s difficult to stay on top of tax law at a time of such uncertainty, so we have created this up to date guide on navigating taxes and deadlines. 

Freelancers' Questions: How to be self-employed in Italy if I leave the UK?

An expert on freelancing overseas ends a ‘viscous circle,’ but balks at the likely paperwork and controls involved.

Who needs a UTR number?

A self-employed freelancer in the UK is required to have a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) as it helps HMRC identify and process tax returns against the correct taxpayer’s records.

IR35: Dos and don’ts to consider for 2021

With everything else that’s been going on the information regarding IR35 may have got a little lost lately, so we thought we’d write a no-nonsense article to keep you up to date

What you need to know about the SEISS 2nd grant

With a second grant opening in August 2020, a number of freelancers are set to benefit from further financial assistance.


Freelancers’ Questions: Why will a Spanish client want an EORI number, and VAT waived?

Reassurance for a part-time freelancer, not aware that self-employment and sole trading is one and the same.

Freelancers’ Questions: Is tax due on US income if I left Italy to be a UK sole trader?

Expert helps a self-employed creative eying a new start in Britain, albeit with an old client.

Thinking of going self-employed? Know this first

Thinking of going self-employed? We explain everything you need to know about your tax obligations as a freelancer/self employed in the UK.

Tax Rates and Allowances 2020/21 for freelancers

Here are the main tax rates and allowances for 2020/21 for freelancers. This guide will highlight any changes made from the previous tax year. 

10 Things to know about the Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Here are 10 things to know about the self-employment income support scheme and how to plan for the coming weeks if you miss out on the grant.

How to freelance in the UK for overseas clients

As a UK freelancer who carries out work for overseas clients, or who is based overseas yourself, you might wonder where and how to pay your tax bill. We look at how you can freelance in the UK for overseas clients

What can freelancers do to reduce their tax bills this year?

Saving money wherever you can is a priority for freelancers so here are ten things freelancers can do to reduce their tax bills this year. 

The impact Brexit will have on freelancers

As the Brexit machine continues to grind away, UK freelancers remain poised to discover exactly what will happen to them.