Here at Pawshake, we receive a lot of questions from sitters who would like to take their Pawshake activity to the next level. As a pet sitting community, we feel proud to be part of this entrepreneurial spirit.
To help you become successful, and with the kind help of HMRC, we have collected some very helpful links.
Working for yourself - introduction
Are you looking for information on what you need to do to become self-employed?
This overview page on being self-employed is an excellent introduction: https://www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself/overview
Get your new business off to a flying start
HMRC have developed an in-depth e-learning course that most sitters find extremely useful. You'll learn how to:
- get to grips with the taxes for your business
- let HMRC know you're self-employed
- keep records and claim expenses
- plan for your tax returns and payments
You'll learn what you need to know and do to get your tax right first time, every time.
Regular live webinars hosted by HRMC
HMRC offers the opportunity to join live webinars (online seminars) where you can ask questions and get answers from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) host. These webinars provide help and support from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on self-employment. Besides general getting started webinars, there are also webinars about subjects such as business expenses, record keeping, simpler income tax, capital allowances and many more.
For upcoming webinars: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/webinars-emails-and-videos-if-youre-self-employed
You will also find plenty recorded webinars.
HMRC Guides for Customers on Youtube
HMRC have designed multiple playlists with videos that will help you understand tax and comply with the rules.
For on overview: https://www.youtube.com/user/HMRCgovuk/playlists