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Posted Sat, 27 Jan 2024 08:35:51 GMT by
Hi, I have a 2nd job lecturing which is paid quarterly. My main job does PAYE. I worked from Sept 2022- April 2023 and was paid in May 2023. When do I have to do my tax return? Based on when I worked or when I was paid? Just want to check as I know the deadline is coming up. Thanks
Posted Thu, 01 Feb 2024 06:46:49 GMT by HMRC Admin 25
Hi ellieb23,
This depends on which accounting method you decide to use.
Most small businesses and sole traders use Cash Accounting, where the income is declared for the date it was earned and invoiced - in your case, you would file a 22/23 return to declare your Sept 2022- April 2023 income.
Cash basis
But you may decide to use traditional accounting instead.
Business records if you're self-employed
Thank you. 
Posted Thu, 01 Feb 2024 08:19:08 GMT by
Hi, i worked in sept- April 22-23 and the invoice went in at the end of April and I was paid in May. This was one off consultancy work, not ongoing.
Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2024 09:36:51 GMT by HMRC Admin 8
If this was self employed income with gross income over £1000 then you will need to register as self employed and complete a Self Assessment tax return:
Set up as a sole trader

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