I recently completed my first-time registration for self-assessment for the 2022-2023 period well ahead of the October 5, 2023 deadline, approximately a couple of weeks ago. I've incurred a capital loss from my foreign investment activities, which include shares and option trading, and my intention is to carry forward this loss to the next tax year.
I believe I've successfully completed the online registration process, but I haven't received any feedback thus far. Additionally, the new UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) hasn't appeared on my HMRC app.
I have a couple of questions:
1. Can someone verify whether my registration was indeed successful and confirm that my new UTR will be visible on my HMRC app?
2. I'm uncertain whether I need to report my self-assessment for this year since I'm still operating at a loss. Should I wait until I start making a profit, or is it necessary to file now?