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HMRC online learning courses

Starting your own business?  Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses? If so, these HMRC e-learning courses are for you.  You can work through learning at your own pace, you can dip in and out as you need it and come back to it at a later date.

Starting your own business it covers;-

  • Registering with HMRC
  • National Insurance
  • Record Keeping
  • Business Expenses and Capital Allowances
  • Tax Return deadlines
  • Tax Calculations and payment deadlines
  • How and when to pay
  • Growing your Business
  • Where to go for further help and guidance

If you are taking on staff and have a lot of questions about PAYE tax, National Insurance and running a payroll this e-learning course is for you. Becoming an Employer

HMRC Online seminars for the self-employed

Webinars are free online presentations that enable you to attend a seminar without leaving your desk. HMRC offers a wide variety of live and pre-recorded webinars on subjects aimed at the newly self-employed, such as;-

  • Self-Employment and HMRC- what you need to know
  • Business Expenses for the self-employed
  • Capital Allowances for the self-employed
  • Self-Employment and your online Tax return

Visit the HMRC webinar homepage for more information.

Mobile Apps

There are a range of Smart phone Record Keeping Apps supplied by third parties to help you run your business.  Take a look at what’s available here

YouTube Videos

If you are looking for ‘bite-sized- chunks of information on a range of tax matters, why not access HMRC’s YouTube channel.  There are numerous YouTube clips to help you, some lasting for less than one minute! Take a look here to see what’s available.


Follow HMRC on Twitter @HMRCbusiness for up to date information to help you in business and to ask general queries.

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