Landlords and the self-employed: the way you report income is changing. Everything you need to know about Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA)

Currently landlords and the self-employed submit an annual tax return to HMRC.

A new system is taking over in 2024. Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA) will mean more frequent submissions to HMRC. We’ve outlined the plans below.  Read on to learn if you’ll be affected.

93% of contractors thought about using an umbrella company last year

Following the introduction of new IR35 rules in April, more than 90% of contractors thought about ditching their limited companies for umbrellas in 2021.

New rules affecting private sector clients mean that contractors are much more likely to be judged ‘inside IR35’ when starting a new contract.

Self-Assessments: late payment fines still apply, even when delaying your filing

HMRC have moved the deadline for online self-assessment filings from 31st January to 28th February 2022.

New to contracting? Here’s 20 self-employment tips for 2022

Are you thinking about making the switch to work for yourself in 2022? You’re not alone. There are an estimated 4.3 million self-employed workers in the UK, but this is down from a peak of over five million at the start of 2020.

The pandemic has reduced self-employment, but numbers are starting to climb again.

Whether you are contracting through your own limited company or working through an umbrella company, working for yourself can be incredibly rewarding. It can help you do what you’re passionate about and gives you more freedom.  

But there are downsides to self-employment too. Many self-employed workers work long hours, have irregular income and need to spend time on some boring stuff like admin and taxes.

If you’re thinking about going it alone this year, these 20 tips will help you find balance, manage financially and look after yourself.