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Self -assessment tax deadline fast approaching

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Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Landlords are being reminded that they have until 31st January 2019 to file their self-assessment tax returns online.

Here, we have compiled together some useful resources if you want to learn more about tax. And with HMRC recently warning of scam doing the rounds, we look at how you can spot, avoid and report internet scams and phishing.

How to file your online tax return

If you have not already done so you can complete your tax return online here.

Be vigilant of HMRC scams

As landlords and others are completing their tax returns, HMRC has also issued a warning about scammers pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs. 

It is warning landlords to be vigilant of misleading websites, emails and phone numbers, and encouraging people to report misleading websites, phone calls or text messages purporting to be from HMRC, if they think may be suspicious.

You can more about this here, including how to spot the common signs of a scam and how to report a suspected scam.

Get advice on tax

One of the benefits of RLA membership is that members can access advice and support on our online tax centre, thanks to the RLA’s partnership with RITA4RENT. Want to know if you are claiming all the expenses I am entitled to? Or perhaps you are looking for advice on whether you should hold your property in a company? For the answers to these questions and more, you can contact Rita4Rent. Not a member of the RLA? Join us this month at £35 off, for just £44.95.

WATCH videos from HMRC on completing self-assessment tax returns

HMRC have also produced several videos on completing your tax return. From paying your self assessment tax bill to an overview on penalties, you can watch these on our website.

Read the answers to TEN on the most common questions landlords have about tax

As well as this, tax expert at Rita4Rent Michael Wright recently wrote a blog answering the top ten questions that landlords have about tax. From whether you can claim your RLA membership fee as a cost on my self assessment tax return to mortgage fees, check these out here.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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