New to self employment in Jan 2023.

Hi all, 

I have had to register for self assessment in January this year as I became self-employed from a job where I was on the books. So now I've had a letter asking for me to fill in the tax return for 2022-23 tax year. 

My question is, when I come to put down how much I've earned in the tax year, do I put down JUST what I have earned in my self-employed job (i.e. January to April), or do I put down all my earnings for the whole year?

Any help appreciated. Thanks. 


  • jlfrs01
    jlfrs01 Posts: 279
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    You enter in all your income for the 12 months split between 2 entries (by adding income from a second employment for your self employment to the 1st declaration when you were employed).
  • uknick
    uknick Posts: 1,611
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    To add to the above, you'll also be asked to enter how much income tax you've paid during 2022-23.  This avoids you paying the tax twice.  It's best to take the PAYE figures from the 2022-23 P60 you would have received by now.
  • sheramber
    sheramber Posts: 18,657
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    You need to tick that you have self employment and employment.

    On the self employed pages you enter your self employed income/expenditure.

    Ont the employment pages your enter your total employment income for the year and also the amount of tax deducted. t
    These details will be on any P45 you recEIved at the end of your employment or on your P60.

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