This section contains a set of useful introductory guides designed to help you with your tax planning. For advice on procedures such as filing your tax returns, or a list of those all-important tax rates and deadlines, visit the guides of your choice.

An overview of how the tax system operates, including self assessment, corporation tax, inheritance tax and the taxation of earnings from self employment.

The tax system for the self employed

If you start working for yourself, you must register with HMRC within the first three...

In the construction industry

There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to...

Vehicle mileage rates for the self employed

The use of mileage rates is an optional alternative to keeping detailed records of...

An introduction to tax planning

Tax planning is the legal process of arranging your affairs to minimise a tax...

Claiming tax deductible expenses when employed

Very few expenses are tax-deductible from earnings from employment, though a number of...

An introduction to self assessment

It is a fundamental part of the self assessment system that responsibility lies with...

Domicile

Domicile is the country you regard as your natural home. You can only have one...

Residence

Residence is determined by a number of factors including how many days you spend in...

Tax and the company car

The tax liability on company cars continues to increase. We look at in depth at the...