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

The income tax year and the January deadline

The income tax year and the January deadline

For many people new to filing taxes, the tax year can be confusing. We'll help you through. In a rush? The deadline on 31 January 2021 is for the period from 6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020. If you became self-employed or otherwise required to do a tax return after that...

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...

SEISS – Phase 3 now open

SEISS – Phase 3 now open

A quick post. For those who are eligible for SEISS (which basically means that self-employment was your main income before April 2019), Phase 3 is now open. More here.

SEISS – we call for you to be helped

SEISS – we call for you to be helped

We have called on the Government to extend SEISS. Six hundred and fifty thousand people have become self-employed since the cut-off for support in April 2019, over 18 months ago. Many will be left to struggle to make ends meet during the critical Christmas and New...

November monthly update

November monthly update

Key dates for the calendar⏳ 31 January - tax filing deadline day. Yes, it's less than 100 days until deadline day!   New untied features, tips and news The most recent version of untied pro is 1.05.048. Make sure you're up to date. You will find the version...

Need to know: selling your spare stuff online

Need to know: selling your spare stuff online

Right now there are over 1.5 billion listings on eBay, the world's largest peer to peer marketplace, ranging from iPhones to ice cream makers and pretty much everything in between. Since eBay's launch, a huge number of websites and apps have popped up. Brands like...

Need to know: Airbnb hosting

Need to know: Airbnb hosting

It's the era of staycations, domestic holidaying, and needing new sources of income. Spare rooms have become an asset. There are nearly a quarter of a million Airbnb landlords. Add in other platforms such as HomeAway, direct services like Booking.com and holiday...

Don’t look like us? Join us

Don’t look like us? Join us

This is a short post. But an important and personal one. We're hiring and want people who get stuff done. Developers, designers, comms, product and tax specialists. Ambitious, curious people who want challenge. We work together, respect and support each other. But who...

October monthly update

October monthly update

September was another busy month for untied, with the team working on a whole host of new features for both Pro and Lite customers to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks, as we've got loads of exciting announcements! Key dates ⏳ 5 October -...

The sole trader experience

The sole trader experience

Three sole traders talk about their experiences of being self employed, and how untied’s SMART initiative with Fractal will help them.

untied features in AltFi, Fintech Finance and Finextra

untied features in AltFi, Fintech Finance and Finextra

We're so thrilled to be partnering with Fractal to create SMART (SMEs Manage Accounts Receivables and Tax) as part of our bid for the £2.5million, and £5million pots in the BCR Capability and Innovation Fund. We were so happy to receive press from trade...

Doing more together – untied and Fractal

Doing more together – untied and Fractal

Working with other businesses is about doing more for our users - whether that means extra services, or helping more people use untied. Some of our partnerships are with names everyone knows - Deliveroo and Revolut. But others are with businesses that are just as...

What’s happiness?

What’s happiness?

Every so often we ask a sample of untied users to let us know how we're doing. Simple questions as to how you'll feel if you didn't have untied, and whether you'll recommend untied to a friend. For us the benefit is not so much in the overall score (though of course...