Fylde coast firms urged to get free tax tips

HMRC is offering tax form advice
HMRC is offering tax form advice

The Fylde coast’s small businesses are urged to sign up to an easy-to-use forum to get tax tips.

With the midnight on January 31 deadline for Self Assessment tax returns to be filed online approaching, businesses are urged to join HM Revenue and Custom’s Small Business Online Forum.

It is hosting Q&A help sessions on how to file, paying taxes for the first time and how to use HMRC’s digital services.

The Q&As are aimed at new enterprises and start-ups but any self-employed individual or new business can sign up to the forum, which launched in August.

The next sessions, where questions are answered by HMRC specialists, are on: Thursday from 1pm to 2pm and on Friday January 26 from 1pm to 2pm.

Visit https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/webchatprod/community/forums/list.page

HMRC’s Customer Services Director General, Angela MacDonald, said: “The Small Business Online Forum is a vital tool full of great advice and handy hints to make life a little easier for those starting up in business. All small firms should take advantage of the Q&A sessions.”