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The four essential tax FAQs Airbnb hosts need to know

More and more of us are topping up our income by offering a spare room or a temporarily vacant home to holidaymakers or business travellers through Airbnb. In just twelve short years, Airbnb has grown to become a ubiquitous part of 21st-century travel and now around...

How quickly can you do your tax return with untied?

If you're new to untied you could be submitting your tax return within an hour or two of installing the app. Of course how long it actually takes will depend on your circumstances and how complicated your finances are. How long you've been using untied will make a...

Put off your tax return for a last minute high

I confessed to a friend I’d prepared a slideshow on the five minute journey to a meeting to present it. “I was last minute,” I said. She replied, “no, you were bored.” Whatever the reason for putting things off, people who leave things to the last minute can get a...

Countdown to deadline day

There are fewer than 20 days until the tax return deadline.  Are you ready? Now is a great time to make sure you have your HMRC login details, dig out your National Insurance number and find any paperwork you might need, like your P60 if you have employment income....

untied’s Xmas and New Year holiday tax snapshot

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care And someone said "I know what, I'll do my taxes." Happy New Year! We've just been looking at untied's holiday...

Xmas and the 5 April tax year end

An oddity of the UK tax system is that the personal tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April of the following year. Here's why. It starts with Christmas. In the medieval period, 25 December was traditionally one of the four "quarter days" when rents would be due and...

2,626 Tax returns and a partridge in a pear tree

According to HMRC more than 10,000 tax returns were filed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day last year. For some, filing tax returns at Christmas appears to be a tradition.The peak time was between 1pm and 2pm. And 2,626 were sent...

Taxes…what’s your problem?

Back in July of this year, I joined untied as Chief Product Officer. The founders, Kevin and Marcus, wowed me with their infectious energy and 'just do it!' attitude. But they really hooked me with their clarity of vision. Did you know, as a nation we spend 100...

untied united

This could be the name of our company football team, if we had one. We don’t yet. We might just about muster a 5 a side team right now, but I think this is something for future hires. As a team we are united though. United in wanting to untie people from the hassles...

What’s your Gig?

The ‘gig economy’ is a phrase which entered our lexicon nearly five years ago.  Previously only used to describe a band’s live show or as a word for some short-lived job landed, whether ‘a nice little gig’ or ‘a tough gig’, the term is now used to describe entire...

untied and the Path of Desire

Desire paths are the little dirt tracks that are made over time when the concrete/tarmac’d paths don’t go the way we want them. But what’s that got to do with untied?

untied – Hitting Taxes for Six

It’s cricket season. Even if the weather’s not been up to it (or England’s batting at times), we have a sunny outlook.

A chance to reflect on our progress in 2019 …

Stemettes – Seeing the Future

Stemettes encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology, and this week held a hackathon in Rise combining fintech and environment. The energy in the room was amazing, and so were the apps that they built …

Three months and crumpets

About a year ago, I was on a holiday in Israel; I had planned to attend a wedding. I was standing in the middle of Arlozorov bus station in Tel Aviv, gazing around to spot the 480 bus that would take me to Jerusalem. There, it was. I started walking towards it when I heard someone calling my name. Instinctively, I turned my head and I saw a familiar face …

Open banking – why should I care?

This September will bring us that ‘back to school’ feeling, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and one of the most transformative changes to the personal finance sector that we’ve seen in two decades. And it matters to all of us, because it opens the doors to...

untied’s Techstars demo day presentation – #liftoff

After three months at the Barclay's accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, we'd honed our pitch to perfection.  Here's a short film of Kevin presenting untied at Barclays Techstars Tel Aviv Demo Day 2019. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/IY0lcc4K4p0  

The highs and highs of our final week in Tel Aviv

This was our final week at the Barclays Accelerator in Tel Aviv, powered by Techstars.  It's been an incredible 13 weeks. We've met so many people, and learnt so much. To everyone: thank you.  The finale of the programme was Wednesday’s Demo Day at which we presented...

An update from untied in Tel Aviv

With less than a week to go til Demo Day at our Techstars incubator with Barclays in Tel Aviv, here’s an update of what’s been going on for untied recently. Demo Day - 26 June We're expecting over 300 people to join us on demo day on 26 June in an amazing Tel Aviv...