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Self Assessment

Submit your Self Assessment with Crunch Free!

Whether you're a sole trader, a limited company director, a landlord, or even if you simply have a side hustle, filing your yearly Self Assessment is one of your most important responsibilities.

Self Assessment submissions can be complex, but with the expert support of Crunch’s Chartered Certified Accountants, we can make it simple.

At Crunch, we can help you file your Self Assessment on any of our accountancy packages, from our free online bookkeeping software right the way through to our paid packages. Our experts can prepare and file your Self Assessment on your behalf - all you have to do is check it over and sign it off.

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What is a Self Assessment and do I need to file one?

Self Assessment is HMRC’s way of finding out how much Income Tax and National Insurance you need to pay. Employees have their Income Tax deducted automatically from their employment income through the PAYE system – this doesn’t happen for self-employed workers, or for some other types of income, such as dividends, pensions or income from savings and investments, which is where the Self Assessment comes in.

Whether you’re earning money from a self-employed venture, or you’re a full-time landlord, you need to register for and file a Self Assessment with HMRC by 31st January each year.

Read more about Self Assessment

Why file your Self Assessment with Crunch

At Crunch, we have over 10 years of experience in helping small business owners just like you submit their Self Assessments. We currently support over 10,000 limited companies, sole traders, freelancers, and members of the self-employed community, and each year, we file their Self Assessments on their behalf.

Even if you’re not a current Crunch client and aren’t ready to take up one of our paid packages, you can sign up for our free accounting software, Crunch Free, and purchase our Self Assessment service for a one-off fee. No matter the complexity of your Self Assessment, we can file your return for £95+VAT. This price increases to £200+VAT on 1st December, so the earlier you file, the more time and stress you save!

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November 26, 2021

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November 16, 2021

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November 8, 2021

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File with Crunch Free

Add our Self Assessment service to your Crunch Free account and, before 1st December, we can file your Self Assessment for just £95+VAT, no matter it’s complexity.

The price increases to £200+VAT in December, so the earlier you file, the more money and stress you save!

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File with Crunch Pro for Sole Traders

Our Crunch Pro Sole Trader package comes with Self Assessment support as standard - we’ll handle your submission for you every year!

Sole trader support

File with Crunch Pro for Limited Companies

Add our Self Assessment service to your Crunch Pro account for up to two limited company directors.

We can file your Self Assessment for just £95+VAT if you file before 1st December, when the price increases to £200. The earlier you file, the less you pay!

Limited company support

Astoundingly affordable pay-monthly plans.

We believe everything should be easy, the most intuitive accounting software ever, with real experts at the touch of a button. All in one place.

To see for yourself, book a call with one of our amazingly brilliant advisors today!

Free forever!

Crunch Free

Perfect starter accountancy software for a sole trader. Forever free and super upgradable.

£0.00

Free forever
VAT Add-on @ £3.50+VAT per month
Self Assessment Add-on @ £200+VAT
Easily upgradable to Pro, Premium and Small Business
Free forever software, with unlimited receipts, invoices and free bank reconciliation.
Never pay for software again!
Choose this plan
Free accounting software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Upgrade to pro to get unlimited accounting support and advice tailored to your business from our expert team.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Instant chat with your client managers for effortless questions.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Company filing requirements

Whether you're a sole trader or a limited company, we will file all your company's filings. If you are VAT registered and use Crunch Free then you can easily plug in the VAT add-on.

Year end accounts

For Limited companies, we will ensure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. All you need to do is ensure your accounts are up to date and our expert accountants will prepare perfectly and file directly with HMRC and Companies House.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Tax-efficient dividends

Crunch software for Limited Companies is the most advanced in the market with the ability to pay yourself as a Director in the most efficient way possible. The software calculates everything, produces a Dividend Certificate, along with a tax efficient Director's payroll and even produces Board Meeting minutes approving the dividend release.

VAT filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. VAT filing can be added quickly to make Crunch Free even more powerful.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. You can easily get this brilliant service as a separate ADD-ON for Crunch Free users.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Since IR35 doesn’t apply to sole traders, our IR35 support is not applicable to those on our Sole Trader Pro package.

Company formation

Sole traders don't need to form a Limited Company however if you want to switch it's super easy and the Crunch team will form one for you.

Registered Office service

As a sole trader doesn’t need a Registered Office, this service isn’t applicable to our Sole Trader Pro package.

Service address
and 
mail forwarding

Sole traders do not require this service.

Professional references

Whether you need a lettings, mortgage, financial, or non-financial reference, we can help.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

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Limited Company Pro

Includes software and unlimited support to get you through to year end accounts, director payroll, dividends and more, at a super-low monthly fee.

£75.50

+VAT PER month
Includes Payroll for 2 Directors
£3.30 + VAT / Employee payroll (and CIS)

To save continual changes in billing, employee payroll is sold in blocks of 5:

1-5 employees at £16.50 per month

6-10 employees at £21.50 per month

11-15 employees at £25.50 per month

CIS without contractors at £21.50 per month

CIS with 1-10 sub-contractors at £42.50 per month

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Pro accounting software, Director payroll, unlimited accountancy support, year end accounts and VAT filing.
Choose this plan
Pro accounting software

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconcilliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

Crunch Pro package clients are able to purchase an Accountancy Healthcheck as an add-on service.

add-on
In-app chat

Upgrade to Premium and start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Company tax filings

We’ll prepare all your statutory company filings, including Corporation Tax and VAT.

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

We make Corporation Tax calculation and filing straightforward. Your Crunch accountants will prepare, check, and file your Corporation Tax returns for you. We’ll also file your annual Confirmation Statement at Companies House for you. All you have to do is check that the information is up to date. Pro package clients will need to pay the additional £13 HMRC fee, this fee is included as part of our Premium package.

VAT returns are filed using our HMRC compatible software, which fully meets Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. All you need to do is use our software to record all your business transactions and we’ll make sure your VAT returns are prepared and filed each quarter.

Year end accounts

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Pro package clients can have up to two directors taking a salary up to the relevant National Insurance (NI) threshold. If you wish to take more than the NI threshold amount as a salary you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

VAT registration and filing

If your business is VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help preparing your Self Assessment, and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. 

Self Assessment support comes as standard on our Premium package.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution
add-on

Upgrade to our Crunch Premium package if you have any concerns about IR35. We have a complete range of IR35 solutions: our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Crunch Pro package clients get unlimited online IR35 assessments and are able to purchase a detailed IR35 review as an add-on service.

Company formation

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

Registered Office service

Crunch can become your registered office, which means we’ll act as a "central mail handler" for the business-related post from HMRC and Companies House.

Service address
and mail forwarding

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence. This service is included as standard in our Premium package.

Professional references
add-on

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Free forever!

Crunch Free

Perfect starter accountancy software for a Limited company. Forever free and super upgradable.

£0.00

Free forever
VAT Add-on @ £3.50+VAT per month
Self Assessment Add-on @ £200+VAT
Easily upgrade to Pro, Premium and Small Business
Free forever software, with unlimited receipts, invoices and free bank reconciliation.
Never pay for software again!
Choose this plan
Free accounting software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Upgrade to pro to get unlimited accounting support and advice tailored to your business from our expert team.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Instant chat with your client managers for effortless questions.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Company filing requirements

Whether you're a sole trader or a limited company, we will file all your company's filings. If you are VAT registered and use Crunch Free then you can easily plug in the VAT add-on.

Year end accounts

For Limited companies, we will ensure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. All you need to do is ensure your accounts are up to date and our expert accountants will prepare perfectly and file directly with HMRC and Companies House.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Tax-efficient dividends

Crunch software for Limited Companies is the most advanced in the market with the ability to pay yourself as a Director in the most efficient way possible. The software calculates everything, produces a Dividend Certificate, along with a tax efficient Director's payroll and even produces Board Meeting minutes approving the dividend release.

VAT filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. VAT filing can be added quickly to make Crunch Free even more powerful.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. You can easily get this brilliant service as a separate ADD-ON for Crunch Free users.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Since IR35 doesn’t apply to sole traders, our IR35 support is not applicable to those on our Sole Trader Pro package.

Company formation

Sole traders don't need to form a Limited Company however if you want to switch it's super easy and the Crunch team will form one for you.

Registered Office service

As a sole trader doesn’t need a Registered Office, this service isn’t applicable to our Sole Trader Pro package.

Service address and mail forwarding

Sole traders do not require this service.

Professional references

Whether you need a lettings, mortgage, financial, or non-financial reference, we can help.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Everything you need

Limited Company Premium

Our 'ALL IN' package with everything from Pro and so much more. For 1-4 Director Ltd company businesses wanting it all, including self assessment.

£115.50

+VAT PER MONTH
Includes Payroll for 1-4 Directors
£3.30 + VAT / Employee payroll (and CIS)

To save continual changes in billing, employee payroll is sold in blocks of 5:

1-5 employees at £16.50 per month

6-10 employees at £21.50 per month

11-15 employees at £25.50 per month

CIS without contractors at £21.50 per month

CIS with 1-10 sub-contractors at £42.50 per month

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Includes Annual Accountancy Health Check, Crunch TwinTrack - our unique IR35 support, Crunch LIVE video support and super fast Ltd accounts, delivered within 8 weeks!
Choose this plan
Pro accounting software

Easy-to-use online accounting software that lets you send and track all your invoices, and record payments and expenses, so you can get a real-time view of how your business is doing anytime, anywhere.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconcilliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Company tax filings

We’ll prepare all your statutory company filings, including Corporation Tax and VAT.

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

We make Corporation Tax calculation and filing straightforward. Your Crunch accountants will prepare, check, and file your Corporation Tax returns for you. We’ll also file your annual Confirmation Statement at Companies House for you. All you have to do is check that the information is up to date. Pro package clients will need to pay the additional £13 HMRC fee, but this fee is included as part of our Premium package.

VAT returns are filed using our HMRC compatible software, which fully meets Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. All you need to do is use our software to record all your business transactions and we’ll make sure your VAT returns are prepared and filed each quarter.

Year end accounts

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Premium package clients can choose any salary level they wish for up to four directors.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

VAT registration and filing

If your business is VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

Self Assessment filing

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our Premium package offers a complete range of IR35 solutions. Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Company formation

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

Registered Office service

Crunch can become your registered office, which means we’ll act as a "central mail handler" for the business-related post from HMRC and Companies House.

Service address and 
mail forwarding

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence.

Professional references

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Free forever!

Crunch Free

Perfect starter accountancy software for a Limited company. Forever free and super upgradable.

£0.00

Free forever
VAT Add-on @ £3.50+VAT per month
Self Assessment Add-on @ £200+VAT
Easily upgrade to Pro, Premium and Small Business
Free forever software, with unlimited receipts, invoices and free bank reconciliation.
Never pay for software again!
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Free accounting software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Upgrade to pro to get unlimited accounting support and advice tailored to your business from our expert team.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Instant chat with your client managers for effortless questions.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Company filing requirements

Whether you're a sole trader or a limited company, we will file all your company's filings. If you are VAT registered and use Crunch Free then you can easily plug in the VAT add-on.

Year end accounts

For Limited companies, we will ensure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. All you need to do is ensure your accounts are up to date and our expert accountants will prepare perfectly and file directly with HMRC and Companies House.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Tax-efficient dividends

Crunch software for Limited Companies is the most advanced in the market with the ability to pay yourself as a Director in the most efficient way possible. The software calculates everything, produces a Dividend Certificate, along with a tax efficient Director's payroll and even produces Board Meeting minutes approving the dividend release.

VAT filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. VAT filing can be added quickly to make Crunch Free even more powerful.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. You can easily get this brilliant service as a separate ADD-ON for Crunch Free users.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Since IR35 doesn’t apply to sole traders, our IR35 support is not applicable to those on our Sole Trader Pro package.

Company formation

Sole traders don't need to form a Limited Company however if you want to switch it's super easy and the Crunch team will form one for you.

Registered Office service

As a sole trader doesn’t need a Registered Office, this service isn’t applicable to our Sole Trader Pro package.

Service address and 
mail forwarding

Sole traders do not require this service.

Professional references

Whether you need a lettings, mortgage, financial, or non-financial reference, we can help.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

everything you need

Limited Company Premium

Our 'ALL IN' package with everything from Pro and so much more. For 1-4 Director Ltd company businesses wanting it all, including self assessment.

£115.50

+VAT PER MONTH
Includes Payroll for 1-4 Directors
£3.30 + VAT / Employee payroll (and CIS)

To save continual changes in billing, employee payroll is sold in blocks of 5:

1-5 employees at £16.50 per month

6-10 employees at £21.50 per month

11-15 employees at £25.50 per month

CIS without contractors at £21.50 per month

CIS with 1-10 sub-contractors at £42.50 per month

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Includes Annual Accountancy Health Check, Crunch TwinTrack - our unique IR35 support, Crunch LIVE video support and super fast Ltd accounts, delivered within 8 weeks!
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Pro accounting software

Easy-to-use online accounting software that lets you send and track all your invoices, and record payments and expenses, so you can get a real-time view of how your business is doing anytime, anywhere.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Company tax filings

We’ll prepare all your statutory company filings, including Corporation Tax and VAT.

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

We make Corporation Tax calculation and filing straightforward. Your Crunch accountants will prepare, check, and file your Corporation Tax returns for you. We’ll also file your annual Confirmation Statement at Companies House for you. All you have to do is check that the information is up to date. Pro package clients will need to pay the additional £13 HMRC fee, but this fee is included as part of our Premium package.

VAT returns are filed using our HMRC compatible software, which fully meets Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. All you need to do is use our software to record all your business transactions and we’ll make sure your VAT returns are prepared and filed each quarter.

Year end accounts

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Premium package clients can choose any salary level they wish for up to four directors.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

VAT registration and filing

If your business is VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

Self Assessment filing

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our Premium package offers a complete range of IR35 solutions. Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Company formation

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

Registered Office service

Crunch can become your registered office, which means we’ll act as a "central mail handler" for the business-related post from HMRC and Companies House.

Service address and 
mail forwarding

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence.

Professional references

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

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Crunch Add-ons

Your business is unique, so why shouldn’t your accountancy package be unique, too? 

At Crunch, we recognise that no two businesses are the same, which is why we offer a range of helpful services that you can add to your Crunch account whenever your business requires them. Stop paying for services you don’t need, and start making your service work for your business’ needs!

Bookkeeping

Whether you need a one-off service to bring your accounts up to date, or regular bookkeeping support to take it off your hands completely, we can help.

Starting from £40+VAT

Payroll

Enjoy a complete, Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll service delivered by our payroll team and supported by our expert, Chartered Certified Accountants.

Starting from £16.50+VAT

CIS 

Our CIS service streamlines the process for contractors and subcontractors working in the construction industry, ensuring you’re making the correct tax and National Insurance payments.

Starting from £16.50+VAT

Pension Auto Enrolment

Set up a pension auto enrolment scheme for your employees and let our experts administer the deductions from employees payslips.

Initial set-up fee £300+VAT

Frequently asked questions

What is a Self Assessment?

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Self Assessment is HMRC’s way of finding out how much Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions you need to pay. Employees have these taxes deducted automatically from their employment income through the PAYE system – this doesn’t happen for self-employed workers, or for some other types of income, such as dividends, pensions or income from savings and investments, which is where the Self Assessment comes in.

For more information, check out our “What is Self Assessment?” article.

Who needs to do a Self Assessment?

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As a general rule, anyone who receives income that isn’t taxed at source needs to complete a Self Assessment.

If you’re a sole trader, the income you receive from your trade doesn’t have National Insurance Contributions or Income Tax deducted from it, so you need to tell HMRC about that income on a Self Assessment form so they can calculate what, if any, tax you owe.

If you’re a limited company director, you’ll usually need to file a Self Assessment to let HMRC know about any dividend income you’ve received from your company. Check out our “Do I have to file a Self Assessment?” article for all the details.

How to register for Self Assessment?

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You’ll need to register with HMRC to tell them you need to submit a Self Assessment. You must enrol for Self Assessment by 5th October after the end of the tax year for which you are required to file a tax return – for example, if you need to file a Self Assessment for the 2020/21 tax year, you should register by 5th October 2021. If you miss this deadline, you may have to pay a penalty.

You can register online, by post or by phone – always make sure you give yourself enough time in case anything goes wrong. To register, you’ll need your:

  • National Insurance number
  • Personal and business details.

After you’ve registered, HMRC will send you a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number in the post. You use your UTR to register for HMRC Online Services. HMRC will then send you a PIN number in the post to access Online Services where you can file your Self Assessment. Once you’ve registered once, you won’t have to register again.

How do I pay any Self Assessment tax I owe?

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Once you’ve submitted your Self Assessment, HMRC will tell you how much tax you owe. You’ll usually make your payment via Direct Debit or bank transfer.

Can I do my own Self Assessment?

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If you’d like to, you can prepare and file your own Self Assessment with HMRC, but we would strongly recommend you seek professional support from an accountant like Crunch. Even the tiniest inaccuracy can cause a major headache further down the line, so enlisting the support and experience of a professional accountant to file an accurate Self Assessment is vital.

Do I need an accountant for Self Assessment?

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You’re under no legal obligation to hire an accountant to file your Self Assessment, but their experience and expertise makes an accountant an invaluable asset.

When is a Self Assessment due?

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Your Self Assessment must be filed ahead of HMRC’s 31st January deadline each year. You can file yours any time after 6th April; we highly recommend you file your Self Assessment at the earliest possible opportunity.

How long does a Self Assessment tax return take?

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There are a lot of factors that can impact the length of time it takes to complete a Self Assessment. If you’re filing it by yourself, it could take less than an hour using HMRC’s online service. If your personal tax affairs are complex, with information needed from various sources and allowances to claim, it may take days or even weeks depending on how accurately you’ve maintained your records.

At Crunch, we aim to complete your Self Assessment within six weeks of your request.

Do I need approved software to submit my Self Assessment?

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As of right now, Self Assessment tax returns are not subject to HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme. MTD is being introduced for some taxpayers, such as landlords and the self-employed, from 2024. You can find out more in our ITSA article.

Is an online Self Assessment easy?

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Self Assessments can get complicated if you’re new to the process, or if you’re filing your Self Assessment by yourself. Getting an accountant to do it for you can make the process much simpler, especially if you’ve kept accurate, up-to-date records in your online accounting software.

How much does a Self Assessment cost?

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At Crunch, we offer a Self Assessment service on our Crunch Free and Limited Company Pro packages from a simple, flat fee of £95+VAT, no matter how complex your return is. This price increases to £200+VAT from 1st December. 

Self Assessment filing is included as part of our Crunch Sole Trader Pro, Limited Company Premium, or Limited Company Small Business packages.

How much do accountants charge for Self Assessment in the UK?

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On average, a UK accountant will charge you anywhere between £150 to £250 (or potentially more!) to prepare and file your Self Assessment, depending on the complexity of your return. That makes Crunch one of the most cost-effective Self Assessment solutions for UK small business owners.

Can I get a copy of my Self Assessment?

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By logging into HMRC’s online services, you can access your previously filed Self Assessments, where you’ll have the option to print your documents. You may require a copy of your Self Assessment for mortgage applications and other checks.

Where do I send a Self Assessment tax return?

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When you’ve registered with HMRC and received your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) code and log-in details, you can access your HMRC account. From there, you can file your Self Assessment.

If you’re a Crunch client, we can file your Self Assessment with HMRC on your behalf. All you need to do is approve the return we prepare for you, and we’ll do the rest!

How to deregister for Self Assessment?

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You can deregister for Self Assessment if you’re no longer self-employed. You can call HMRC on 0300 200 3310 and inform them you’re no longer self-employed, or you can simply deregister online.

You’ll need the following to hand:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Unique Tax Reference (UTR).

How long does it take to get a tax refund after Self Assessment?

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If you’re entitled to a tax refund from your Self Assessment, you should allow four weeks for your refund to be sent to your bank account.

If any tax is due within 35 days of your Self Assessment submission (for instance if a payment on account is due), you may not receive a refund. The money may instead be deducted from the tax you owe.

How does HMRC contact me and what about scams?

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HMRC will usually send you information about your Self Assessment by post. This includes information about any rebates or amounts to be paid by post, so you must ensure your details are kept up-to-date on your online account. 

Occasionally, you may receive a text reminder if you're due to file your Self Assessment. HMRC will NEVER contact you by phone or text regarding a tax rebate or refund, or to ask for personal or financial information. 

HMRC don’t use a pre-recorded message asking you to transfer money and threatening legal action. If you’re in any doubt about a call, email, or text, it’s probably a scam. Always check your online account and you’ll see if you owe any money or not. You can find out more about scams on HMRC’s website.

Our accounting accreditations

You can feel safe in the knowledge that we’re experts in our field.
Our limited company accountants have a range of qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). They follow the byelaws, regulations, and ethical guidelines of the ACCA. We are an ACCA accredited employer.

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