The Simplest Way To File For Income Tax As A Tutor

Self-employed teachers are required to pay Income Tax like any other sole trader. While GoSimpleTax software is used to complete your Self Assessment tax return and calculate how much tax you owe, our advice and resources help to break down your responsibilities. This includes:

  • Getting to grips with the HMRC website
  • Registering as self-employed
  • Claiming relevant tax relief
  • Submitting a Self Assessment form online

Self-Employed Teacher? Tax Is Easier With GoSimpleTax

Moving from PAYE to Self Assessment isn’t taught in schools. It’s hardly surprising, then, that even teachers struggle to find their feet with filing tax returns. Our online tax return software changes that. By highlighting the steps that private tutors need to take to be compliant, our users can submit their Self Assessment tax return with total peace of mind.

We’ll walk you through all your obligations, from registering with HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) to claiming tax relief. Our software has a wealth of resources you can access online and even on your mobile.

But our assistance doesn’t end there. For those that regularly hold on to their receipts in order to add them to their accounts later, our app allows you to take photographs of your expenditure and upload them instead. This way, your tax return updated in real time.

As a result, we’re able to make you aware of any opportunities there may be to reduce your tax liability or claim additional relief. Such relief includes for self employed expenses like travel, home office costs, and utility bills if any private tuition is held in your own home.

Key Features

Manage your tax deadline

From 5th April onwards, our software guides you through the tax year with step-by-step instructions – right up until paying your tax bill.

Track income in real time

Our platform allows you to see how much you owe throughout the year and budget accordingly.

Find tax-saving suggestions

GoSimpleTax highlights opportunities to reduce your tax liability, helping you to increase your take-home pay.

Access forms and information relevant to you

Forget scrambling around the internet looking for the relevant supplementary pages – our platform has all the tax forms.

Why Should Self-Employed Teachers And Tutors Use GoSimpleTax?

To focus on lessons

GoSimpleTax offers total peace of mind and enormous time savings. Plus, by downloading our app, you’re able to keep an eye on your earnings from the palm of your hand. It’s no wonder we’re used by teachers nationwide.

To increase take-home pay

By highlighting tax relief you may not have even been aware of, GoSimpleTax allows you to reduce your liability. This is especially true of teaching where travel, stationery and office supplies are regular costs.

To experience award-winning software

Our software is intuitive and, through automation, makes completing forms stress-free. Instead of hiring an accountant, GoSimpleTax enables you complete and submit an accurate Self Assessment tax return without the costly reliance on others.

Frequently asked questions

What taxes do self-employed teachers and tutors pay?
Regardless of whether you’re a full-time or part-time tutor, if your earnings exceed your Personal Allowance (£12,500 as of 2020/21), you’re required to pay Income Tax. This includes your National Insurance Contributions and will be determined by the entries on your Self Assessment tax return.
What expenses can I claim as a self-employed teacher or tutor?
Travel to your pupils? You can claim travel expenses. Whether that’s public transport or petrol, both may be eligible for tax relief. You’re also entitled to claim on stationery purchased for the purpose of educating your pupils and running your business. Any lessons at home that contribute to utility bills can additionally be partially claimed back on. Please see our full list of self-employed expenses here.
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