How do I pay back a student loan when I’m self-employed?

Student loan repayment is the ugly side of university life. It’s a daunting debt as it is, but it can be even scarier for the self-employed. As a freelancer, contractor, or small business owner, your student loan repayments will need to be included on your annual Self Assessment tax return.

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HMRC YouTube

Range of videos related to tax for your startup.

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GOV.UK – tax information

A great starting place to find out about business tax and tax reliefs that you maybe able to claim for.

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HMRC webinars, email alerts and videos

Lots of webinars and advice about tax worth watching before you start up your business to get an overview of what you will need to do when you start up your business.

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HMRC E-Courses

Short e-course if you are looking to set up as self-employed/sole trader. Lots of useful information available and isn't onerous to complete.

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Our Advice

Often it’s simplest (and cheapest)  to ask HMRC  in person. They are helpful in general and provided you insist on a written answer, will furnish you with the right answer. Contrary to popular belief they are not there to rob you, rather to see that the law is carried out. Their advice, unlike an accountant’s, is also free.