Self-Employment Tax

A comprehensive guide to help you understand tax for self employment, whether you are just starting out or a veteran entrepreneur.

Download the free self-employed tax started guide

Becoming self-employed can be daunting. You might be wondering how to pay tax when self-employed, or how do I work out income tax? These are just a few of the questions we can help answer with this beginner's guide from self-employment tax experts.

Whether as a limited company contractor or freelancer operating as a sole trader, we help you get to grips with paying tax as a self-employed professional, especially when there are so many different taxes and legislation to understand and navigate.

In this guide you will learn:

  • Which taxes apply to you and your business
  • When and how to submit your Self Assessment tax return
  • The basics of Income Tax
  • The different types of National Insurance
  • How to pay tax on dividends
  • Corporation Tax reliefs and allowances
  • How the Flat Rate Scheme works for VAT payments
  • What is the IR35 legislation and what you need to do
  • What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and what you need to do
    and more...

Fill in your details below to receive your free "Self-Employed Tax Starter Guide" and find out how to pay tax when self-employed.

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Download your Self-Employed Tax Guide

To help you understand how to do a self-assessment and about the various taxes and tax legislations which may be applicable to you, download the Self Employed Tax Starter Guide and get to grips with tax for freelancers, contractors, and sole traders. This in-depth guide demystifies the process and provides you with key information in understanding what you need to do as a self-employed worker.

Which taxes apply to you?

Not sure which taxes you need to pay as a self-employed professional? Take the quiz below to find out and download the above guide for further information.

*Rates are correct for the 2020-21 tax year. Please ensure you apply the relevant rates for the tax year in question. For example, if completing your self assessment with the deadline of 31st January 2021, you will need to use the tax rates for 2019-20.

Why Qdos?
Self-employment is our everything. In fact, we’ve been specialists in the industry since 1988.

We’re business insurance and employment status enthusiasts. We get a kick out of simplifying the complex world of compliance so you don’t have to.
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