Blog - untied

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?

This is a short post. 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 cares if we all look the same?...

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

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

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

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?

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...

“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"...

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...

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...