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Here you’ll find general posts of general interest. Our press releases can be found in our newsroom.

This is fraud – don’t fall for it

This is fraud – don’t fall for it

"This call is to inform you that there is a tax fraud case registered in your name ... a warrant will be issued in your name ... and you will be arrested shortly." There are bad people out there, preying on the vast majority of the population who are concerned about...

Meet the untied team – Ben Curtis, Partnerships Manager

Meet the untied team – Ben Curtis, Partnerships Manager

Meet the untied team!  This week we talk to Ben Curtis, Partnerships Manager about what he does, what it’s like working at untied and what his first job was… What you do and how does this help users? I work in the partnerships team and help our partners bring the...

The 60% tax squeeze

The 60% tax squeeze

This is no April Fool. If you’re earning over £100,000 you should be looking forward to spending your money on nice things, not looking forward to a tax bill from HMRC. However, most people are shocked to discover you pay around 62% in tax and national insurance on...

Double up with our tips before the tax year ends on 5 April

Double up with our tips before the tax year ends on 5 April

While the last twelve months have been very hard, many people have been able to continue to earn and found themselves spending less. It’s time to put that to good use. You can reduce your tax bill, help others by giving to charity, and build your own financial future...

“The perfect day to start the year is 6 April” (said nobody)

“The perfect day to start the year is 6 April” (said nobody)

As we roll over to 6 April, a reminder that it's odd that the personal tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April of the following year. Here untied explains why. It starts with Christmas. In the medieval period, 25 December was traditionally one of the four "quarter days"...

Meet the untied team – Dan Andrew, Frontend Software Engineer

Meet the untied team – Dan Andrew, Frontend Software Engineer

Meet the untied team!  This week we talk to Dan Andrew, Frontend Software Engineer about what he does, what it’s like working at untied and what he’d do if he won the lottery… What you do and how does this help users? Together with the rest of the tech team, I connect...

International Women’s Day – #ChoosetoChallenge

International Women’s Day – #ChoosetoChallenge

In celebration of International Women’s Day today, we would like to introduce you to Catia Pedrosa, one of the phenomenal women working at untied. Catia is our UX designer and has been with untied since the end of 2020. She is a relentless problem solver that can’t...

SMEs call on Rishi Sunak to “help us get going again”

SMEs call on Rishi Sunak to “help us get going again”

The nation's freelancers, sole traders and company directors want this week’s Budget to help them get their businesses going again after the challenges of the last 12 months. untied conducted a survey amongst individuals that work for themselves, and the vast majority...

Getting a new job? See how much you’ll take home

Getting a new job? See how much you’ll take home

Updated to include 3 March Budget announcements. What matters to you when you’re looking for a new job or getting a promotion? The people? The role? The title? The culture? The hours? Whether there’s a company dog on the about us pages of the website? All can be...

Are you a final filer?

Are you a final filer?

Remember to submit any outstanding tax returns by 28 February to avoid a late filing penalty A reminder that HMRC effectively extended the 2019/20 tax filing deadline by a month to Sunday 28 February.  That date is almost upon us, so if you haven’t yet submitted your...

More help, or more tax? untied’s Budget predictions

More help, or more tax? untied’s Budget predictions

untied has predicted what we might see in the 3 March Budget this year for untied users and taxpayers more generally. Difficult dilemma for the Chancellor in the current circumstances Corporation and capital gains taxes are likely to be considered for changes in view...

Tax flash – new self assessment tax return and payment deadlines

Tax flash – new self assessment tax return and payment deadlines

HMRC have announced an effective 28 February deadline extension for submitting a personal tax return, and an extension of the payment period before incurring a penalty to 1 April. Five things to know about the personal tax return deadline announcement: HMRC have said...

Will you be affected by the Supreme Court decision relating to Uber?

Will you be affected by the Supreme Court decision relating to Uber?

The Supreme Court has determined Uber drivers should be treated as workers, entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. But what does it mean from a tax point of view? This case was an employment law matter and did not look at their tax status. If you work in the...

Call HMRC in the morning for shorter waiting times

Call HMRC in the morning for shorter waiting times

Millions of people are still completing their 19/20 taxes at the moment and while services such as untied are helping people take control of their taxes, there are many reasons that someone needs to be contacting HMRC at this time. Anyone who has tried to call the...

The income tax year and the January deadline – now updated

The income tax year and the January deadline – now updated

For many people new to filing taxes, the tax year can be confusing. We'll help you through. STOP PRESS: NO PENALTIES SO LONG AS YOU FILE BY 28 FEBRUARY In a rush? The deadline on 31 January 2021 (now effectively extended to 28 February 2021) is for the period from 6...

untied’s Xmas tax snapshot 2020

untied’s Xmas tax snapshot 2020

Well it looks like people were enjoying their Xmas TV more this year. With the Queen topping the viewing figures, Xmas tax submissions were down 10% compared to last year when Love Actually was on. We've just got the stats in from HMRC. 2,700 people pressed submit on...

Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas

Last year, HMRC reported that 3,003 people completed and filed their tax return on Christmas Day! untied also saw a spike of activity over the Christmas holidays. Our users were most active on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day – hopefully enjoying a good lunch on Christmas...

untied sponsoring FinTECHTalents Conference

untied sponsoring FinTECHTalents Conference

untied is delighted to be among the sponsors of the FinTECHTalents Virtual Open Finance 2020 event on 9 December. Paul Loberman, untied's new Chief Product Officer, is moderating a key panel at the event. This discussion is all about competition in an open world and...

Celebrating small business Saturday!

Celebrating small business Saturday!

Happy Small Business Saturday from untied! And a guest post from Simmone, a freelance fitness instructor. She has been using untied since it first launched in 2018. She was the first person in the country to submit a fully mobile tax return to HMRC so knows a thing or...

December monthly update

December monthly update

There are just 31 days left of 2020! However you're celebrating, we’re wishing you all the best ahead of the festive period! Did you know that around 12,000 of us submit our tax returns on Christmas Day and Boxing Day each year – with 248 people submitting their...