Essential resources this Self-Assessment season

15th Jan 2021
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These essential resources for Self-Assessment season come halfway through a January with no precedent. Navigating busy season from a home office and without in-person contact with your clients might leave accountants feelings a little overwhelmed. In this article, we’ve rounded up articles, videos and useful resources for you to power through to the 31st January.

Essential resources this Self-Assessment season


The impact of the pandemic on Self-Assessment

BTCSoftware’s CFO, Ian Katté, highlights four key areas of Self-Assessment tax returns that could be impacted by Coronavirus. See why you should consider remote working expenses, novel income sources, deferred payment on account and subscription services.

Ask the CFO: Four ways the pandemic might affect Self-Assessment returns

Maximise your 9 to 5

During January, being able to maximise your 9 to 5 is a key factor in reducing stress. Revisit some scientifically-backed tips we shared in 2020 that support accountants this self-assessment season when it comes to working smarter.

See the productivity methods we love here.

Extended January Support Hours for 2021

Each year our support team begins preparation well in advance so they can help BTCSoftware customers through Self-Assessment. For 2021, they will be available on the phones for longer and at the end of the month, you will be able to access their services by phone right up until the midnight deadline.

See our complete schedule for January here.

Our Self-Assessment YouTube playlist

Whether it’s your first year using BTCSoftware for Self-Assessment or you’re just in need of a quick refresher, our Self-Assessment YouTube playlist brings our essential videos together in one place.

Watch the videos here.

Go off-topic

If you need a break from thinking about Self-Assessment, why not take a look at what our survey – Accountants in 2020 and Beyond – revealed about the next generation of practice owners and directors.

Read about the rise of the young millennials.

Other essential resources: Useful links

HMRC Self-Assessment general enquiries page.

HMRC’s Learn about Self-Assessment page.

The latest updates to our software.

Submit a ticket out of hours to our support team.

Listening services, should things get a little overwhelming.

Take five: distract yourself from the stress with a free puzzle.

How BTCSoftware can help

Since 1999, BTCSoftware has been hard at work developing software that makes it easy for accountants to serve their clients. When Ian and Rob came up with the concept of BTCSoftware over a campfire at Scout Camp (more on that story here!), their aim was to create software built by accountants for accountants.

BTCSoftware’s SA Solution is an easy to use and intuitive tool that provides accountants with features that go beyond tax returns. With context-sensitive guidance notes, validation before submission and built-in reminders, our software gives you all you need to power through to January 31st.

Find out more about SA Solution and our other products.

Let’s talk!

Get in touch with BTCSoftware’s fantastic New Business consultants on 0345 241 5030, email [email protected] or request your demo here.