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Free help for new businesses from HMRC on Small Business Saturday

Press Release   •   Nov 11, 2013 10:09 GMT

Business start-ups can take part in four free live tax webinars run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on 7 December as part of Small Business Saturday.

The day has been set up as a chance for small businesses to promote themselves and generate trade.

HMRC Start-up Saturday webinar programme, between 10am and 5pm, is aimed at new and prospective businesses. Each live webinar lasts an hour and gives the opportunity for questions.

There are 4.8 million small businesses in the UK and more than 14 million people work in them.

The HMRC webinars are:

Self-Employment and HMRC – what you need to know

10am to 11am Saturday 7 December

This session concentrates on the information sole traders or partnerships need when they start. It covers registration, National Insurance, Self Assessment and record keeping.

Register for self-employment webinar

Company Directors – your responsibilities to HMRC

12pm to 1pm Saturday 7 December

This webinar is aimed at businesses considering setting up as limited companies. It provides the basics on incorporation and registration with Companies House and HMRC. It also looks at when companies become an employer, and the timetable for paying Corporation Tax online.

Register for Company Directors webinar

Business expenses for the self-employed

2pm to 3pm Saturday 7 December

Sole traders or partnerships need to know which day-to-day expenses they are able to claim for tax relief. They also need to start keeping records of these as soon as the business starts. This webinar provides an overview of the most common expenses, including motoring costs.

Register for Business Expenses webinar

VAT Awareness

4pm to 5pm Saturday 7 December

New businesses are often worried about VAT, what it is and when they need to register. This webinar answers these questions and explains in simple terms how VAT works.

Register for VAT awareness webinar 

Notes for editors

More information about Small Business Saturday:

Twitter  @SmallBizSatUK 


Keep in touch with HMRC support at Twitter @HMRC business

Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax authority.

HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.