Tax Returns for Freelancers and Small Businesses
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).*
- Start Date(s): 6 December 2023
- Duration: 6 December 2023, 10am-4pm, one day
- Study Mode(s): Short course
Please note: This course is delivered through the Enterprising Ashfield project, which is funded by the Government's Towns Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support individuals and employees of businesses that are based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The standard fee would normally be £295.
Whether you’re new to being a freelancer, self-employed or struggle with your self-assessment tax return each year, this course will help you to understand and complete you’re your return.
This course will encourage you to gain a better understanding the tax process better and allow you time within the session to get your tax returns done!
Freelancers, small businesses, lone creatives and professionals often don’t get the chance to work with others; on this course you will get underway with your tax return in the company of others doing their returns too, with a Business Adviser present to help you with your questions.
On this course you will understand which sections of the return are relevant to you, the taxes you will need to pay, and understand the terminology used within the tax return.
This course has been created in a way that’s easy to understand, so you won’t be overwhelmed by jargon, so you will be confident in understanding and organising your tax return.
How you’re taught
In-person from the Summit Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
6 December 2023, 10am-4pm, one day
This course will also run again on the following date:
17 January 2024, 10am-4pm, one day
Tutor profile: Emma Torrance
Emma Torrance is a SFEDI qualified independent business adviser who understands the complexities of running a business including business planning & finances.
Used to being at the sharp end of retail and hospitality businesses having co-owned a café, gallery and meeting venue in Nottingham City Centre, Emma has enjoyed successes and failures and earned valuable insights and wisdom along the way.
Emma has an MBA and has been involved in supporting and mentoring other businesses for two decades, so she understands both the theory and the practical realities of running your own business.
Alongside business advice, Emma also provides one-to-one coaching, mentoring, workshops and small business retreats to freelancers, small private businesses, social enterprises, charities and business support organisations including The Big House, Nottingham Trent University and Derby University.
Working across a range of sectors including creative, music, food, IT, educative, hospitality, leisure and retail, Emma mainly works with new start and early-stage businesses.
Emma also co-runs Blue Stockings Women's Network and previously managed and ran organisations for over 20 years.
Enjoying making things practical and easy, Emma helps people understand how to run their businesses, even the bits they thought they would struggle with like the finances!
You must be a sole trader, freelancer or self employed to attend this course (this course will not apply to Limited companies).
If this is your first time of doing a tax return you need to register with HMRC to complete a self-assessment tax return. Please do this registration with HMRC at least two weeks before attending this course, so that you have all the log-in codes you need before attending this course. You will also need to bring a laptop or tablet, and any associated paperwork.
You must be over the age of 18 in order to attend this course.
To be eligible for a place, you must live or work in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield. To check if your home or work postcode is eligible visit the Enterprising Ashfield postcode checker page.