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News story: Videos, webinars, e-learning, and emails if you're self-employed

Updated: 'HMRC and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - Leaving the Work Programme and starting in Business' webinar advertised for 26 April 2017 has now been cancelled.

Videos

YouTube videos:

Self Assessment

Short videos on Self Assessment help and deadlines.

Find out if you’re employed or self-employed.

Research and Development

What is Research & Development tax relief?

What expenses qualify for Research & Development tax relief?

How to claim Research & Development tax relief when you receive a grant.

E-learning

You can use HMRC’s free online guides to help you get things right first time:

setting up and running your own business - an online guide about how to register your new business with HMRC, keeping records, sending your tax returns and payments self-employed business expenses - an online guide about allowable business expenses, capital allowances and simplified expenses Tax for foster carers - an online guide to help you understand key issues affecting self-employed foster carers and HMRC Tax advice for childminders - an online guide to help you understand key issues affecting self-employed childminders and HMRC Alcohol due diligence - an online guide for registered excise businesses who have to carry out alcohol due diligence on the goods they sell, buy, hold, import or export Emails

Register to get business help and education emails from HMRC.

Webinars

Webinars can last for up to an hour. You can ask questions during the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host.

They’re aimed at sole traders and business partnerships. They’re not suitable for directors of limited companies.

Register and log in at least 5 minutes before a live webinar is due to start.

You can watch recorded webinars at any time but you’ll need to register first.

Getting started

How to tell HMRC you’re self-employed, what National Insurance you’ll pay, how to keep records and budget for your first tax bill.

Live webinars:

6 April 2017, 10am to 11am 2 May 2017, 1pm to 2pm

Watch this webinar recorded in May 2016.

Business expenses

What kind of business expenses you can claim, for example, working from home or paying for things you need for your business.

Live webinars:

13 April 2017, 10am to 11am 3 May 2017, 2pm to 3pm 19 May 2017, 10am to 11am

Watch this webinar recorded in November 2015.

Capital allowances

How to claim tax relief when buying or improving things, for example, vehicles or equipment that you need for your business.

Live webinars:

27 April 2017, 10am to 11am 11 May 2017, midday to 1pm

Watch this webinar recorded in June 2016.

HMRC and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - working together for you, starting a business

Moving from claiming benefits to New Enterprise Allowance, you can get up-to-date guidance from DWP and HMRC.

Live webinars:

26 April 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm 31 May 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm 28 June 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Watch this webinar recorded in April 2016.

HMRC and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) - Leaving the Work Programme and starting in Business

Work Programme Customers, you can get up to date guidance from DWP and HMRC

Live webinars:

31 May 2017, 1:30pm to 2:30pm 28 June 2017, 1:30pm to 2:30pm HMRC digital services

How to access and make the most of record-keeping apps and other digital support tools.

There’s no date for a live webinar at the moment.

Watch this webinar recorded in September 2015.

Record-keeping

How to keep records, set up a records system and how long to keep records.

Live webinar:

10 April 2017, 10am to 11am 18 April 2017, 11am to midday 9 May 2017, 11am to midday 23 May 2017, 11am to midday

Watch this webinar recorded in April 2016.

How to complete your online tax return

How to register for Self Assessment online and complete your tax return.

Watch this webinar recorded in June 2016.

Your payments to HMRC

This webinar tells you how your first tax bill is calculated and payable. It also explains how you can budget for your first bill and covers options for paying HMRC.

There’s no date for a live webinar at the moment.

Watch this webinar recorded in April 2016.

Cash Basis for the self employed

This webinar will explain the Cash Basis scheme, available for the self-employed, which is designed to make tax simpler for sole traders and business partnerships. It’s not suitable for limited liability partnerships (LLP) or limited companies.

Live webinars:

24 April 2017, 10am to 11am 10 May 2017, midday to 1pm 24 May 2017, midday to 1pm

Watch this webinar recorded in January 2017

Childminders

There’s no date for a live webinar at the moment.

Watch this webinar recorded in April 2016.

Foster carers’

How to use qualifying care relief, keeping records and what to put on your tax return.

Live webinar:

11 May 2017, 10am to 11am

Watch this webinar recorded in September 2016.

Foster carers’ tax returns

This short webinar helps foster carers to fill in the self-employment section of an online tax return.

Watch this webinar recorded in December 2016.

Shared Lives carers

For those in Shared Lives care, for example, Adult Placement care, Kinship care, staying-put care and parent and child arrangements. How to use qualifying care relief, keeping records and what to put on your tax return.

There’s no date for a live webinar at the moment.

Watch this webinar recorded in June 2016.

Supported Lodgings

Find out what Supported Lodgings are and how you deal with them. We will also tell you what records you need to keep.

There’s no date for a live webinar at the moment.

Watch this webinar recorded in July 2015.

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme

This has information for small and medium businesses. If your business buys or sells alcohol, the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme tells you how to register.

There’s no date for a live webinar at the moment.

Watch this webinar recorded in December 2015.

Help and advice

Check to make sure you have a compatible computer or mobile device to watch webinars.

Search for help if you have technical problems with webinars.

Contact HMRC online for other webinar help.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/webinars-emails-and-videos-if-youre-self-employed

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