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HMRC offers fresh guidance on YouTube

Press Release   •   Feb 27, 2013 10:06 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published 21 additional videos on YouTube aimed at helping new and growing businesses.

The new suite of videos covers practical subjects such as PAYE, VAT, Corporation Tax, record keeping, registering as an employer, payroll systems and trading with other countries. It includes case studies from real businesses.

In further help for new businesses, HMRC is this week offering SMEs and those considering setting up a business a Twitter Q&A on tax. To take part or ask a question, they should follow @HMRCgovuk on Twitter and use hashtag #biztaxhelp.

The YouTube videos complement HMRC’s live online webinars, which are designed to help small businesses to get their tax right, and can be seen here.
HMRC has been using YouTube to provide simple “how to” guides for customers and tax agents since 2011. Guides on the site include videos on Self Assessment for childminders, the Construction Industry Scheme, VAT online, and the Patent Box scheme. Guides for agents include videos on penalties for inaccuracies, and reducing errors.

Notes for editors

1. HMRC’s week long Twitter Q&A session will give SMEs and those considering setting up a business the opportunity to ask tax-related questions. HMRC is on hand to offer help and support on a range of issues, including keeping records, VAT registration, National Insurance, starting up a limited company, and PAYE Real Time Information. The Starting in Business week began on 25 February and runs through the week. To take part or ask a question, follow @HMRCgovuk on Twitter and use hashtag #biztaxhelp.

2. HMRC offers a series of free online presentations or webinars to give tax help to businesses and the self-employed, both live and pre-recorded here

3. Follow HMRC on Twitter @HMRCgovuk

4. HMRC’s flickr channel 

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.