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Revenue & Customs

Inland Revenue Inland Revenue logo

Inland Revenue's website: www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

allows access to all IR leaflets, help sheets and press releases.

Contact Centre on 0845 0703 703

8am-8pm Monday-Friday (have your National Insurance Number ready)

Free help for small businesses in Scotland

The Inland Revenue Business Support Team offers help and advice to new and small businesses, making it easier for them to understand their responsibilities and meet their Income Tax, National Insurance and Tax Credit obligations. This help can be delivered at workshops - normally a half day each - or during a visit if that is the preferred medium. Visits can take place at the business premises or at another suitable venue.

The workshops which regularly take place throughout Scotland are

Business Series:

  • Starting up in business;
  • Self assessment for the self employed;
  • Construction Industry Scheme (workshops for both contractors and sub-contractors)

Employer Series:

  • Paying your employees;
  • Paying directors;
  • Expenses and benefits;
  • Statutory Sick/Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Pay.

Although the service is primarily aimed at new and small employers/businesses, the Business Support Team can offer advice to any employer or business that needs assistance with problems relating to Income Tax, National Insurance contributions or Tax Credits.

If you feel any of your customers would benefit from this service, or you would like the dates of the workshop programme in your area, or you would like to know more about the other services we offer, please contact the support team :

Phone: 01355 275553/275367/275207

Fax: 01355 275492

web: www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/bst/index.htm