Why Should I File My Self-Assessment Tax Return Early?

You don’t have to wait until January to file your Self Assessment tax return – as soon as the tax year ends, you can submit your tax return at a time that suits you.

Did you know that more than 77,500 customers submitted their 2022/23 tax returns on the 6th of April this year? The earlier you gather what you need for your tax return, the more control you have.

If I File Early, Do I Have to Pay Early?

Quite simply, No!

The deadline for tax payment remain the same – 31st January – so all it means is that you know exactly what you owe much earlier.

It gives you time to plan, save, pay and manage your payments to HMRC.

Filing Early Has Benefits

  • Get peace of mind and to avoid the stress of last-minute filing
  • You’ll know what you owe, so you can plan your budgeting for the year
  • Pay your tax bill in instalments if you need to – you can also get help if you find you can’t pay
  • Find out sooner if you’re owed a refund – so you’ll get it sooner too

Moorgate – How Can We Help You?

Let’s be honest, no-one really wants to fill out their self-assessment tax return themselves whatever time of year it is. It’s a boring job that you do because you have to. And most likely, you put it off until the very last day possible.  It’s a stressful process when you’re not an expert.

We are Moorgate Chartered Accountants and our team of tax experts would be delighted to assist you with your tax return. We file hundreds of personal tax returns every year for contractors, sole traders, limited company directors and landlords, to name but a few.  We even have an in-house US tax expert.

We use award winning software that integrates with most accounting packages (Xero, QuickBooks, Sage etc). If you’re not quite that technical, we can go down the spreadsheet/statement route too. We make it as easy as possible for us to work together.

Will Moorgate Save Me Money?

Unless you have specific knowledge or experience in tax, then it is pretty unlikely you will know all the tax allowances and reliefs you’re entitled to, let alone how to apply them. There are many and varied complex tax legalities to navigate and not everything applies to everyone. If you’re not a regular user of the HMRC tax portal, then it’s a complicated process that can often result in wrong calculations.

Our experts have a wealth of knowledge and will advise on all the tax reductions that you can claim. Our honest, money-saving tax advice is second to none. We don’t cut corners and we don’t sugar coat it. We provide a highly personal and accurate tax service that ensures you pay exactly the right amount of tax.

And yes, we save plenty of clients hundreds (sometimes thousands) of pounds every year.

We’re Proud To Make It Personal

No two tax returns are the same. No automatic or computerised system can look at figures and assess them with any degree of accuracy. It’s personal. And at Moorgate we’re proud to make it personal.

You’ll be allocated your own personal tax adviser for the whole process. Get total peace of mind knowing that it’s exactly right for you. Handing your tax return over to an expert streamlines the process and gives you back valuable hours to do what you love.


How Do I Contact Moorgate?

Our offices are open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and 9am-4pm on Fridays. We have tax experts available every day to answer any questions you may have. We have offices in Oxted and Bromley and are also happy to arrange meetings at a convenient location to you.

Call us on 01833 730044 to make a free 30-minute appointment with one of our tax team or email to arrange a call back. They’ll assess your initial information and give you a no obligation quote for the work required. We’ll give you all the answers you need as soon as we can.


With knowledge and experience comes expertise and at Moorgate we have all of them, in abundance.


01883 730044