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"Let's start at the very beginning" // Setting up as self-employed

You've set foot into 'The Arts' - Welcome! Here's the tools and infomation you need to get started and set yourself up as a business. From registering as self-employed to understanding the tax year, this is your opportunity to 'start as you mean to go on' and learn the fundamentals.

Registering as self-employed

Theatre Graduate Guide

The New Tax Year

Cheat Sheet

"We're In The Money" // Receiving income

You've booked a job, congrats! Here's what you need to know about different income streams and your varying responsibilities. You'll also find a couple of extra money related posts in this section too.



P60s and P45s

When should you expect a P60 or P45?

Universal Credit

Is Universal Credit Income?

Does having both employed and self-employed income affect your tax return?

"Hey, Big Spender!" // Business Expenses

Being a business, we have have to spend money to make money. We know these business expenses are a big deal. But why? Below you'll find a big list of industry-specific expenses you should know about, why you should be paying attention to them and what to do about it.

Allowable business expenses

Is food an allowable business expense?

"It's Showtime!" // Tax returns

Your annual self-assessment tax return can feel intimidating. But from our much-loved screenshot step-by-step guide on how to do it, to answering common questions that we've heard out and about, you'll find what you need below.

What you need to know before you do your tax return

Tax return guide

What to do if you've missed the tax return deadline

How to access previous tax returns

"There's No Cure Like Travel!" // Working abroad and touring

From cruising and touring to Disneyland Paris, working abroad is fantastic and our industry is full of opportunity to do it. However, there are a few things you should know before you go. Here's some handy posts to help you can feel confident.

Cruise Ship Income and Seafarers Earnings Deduction

Foreign Income

Tax Residency

Touring Allowances

Understanding the 'eligible period' for Seafarers Earning Deduction

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" // Everything else

When there's no unifying word, why not quote Poppins eh? Here's a group of other relevant and helpful posts for you.

Expanding your business? Here's what you need to know

National Insurance

Know your options if you're under the threshold for paying National Insurance

What's a tax code and why you should care

Fake news!

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