Accountants for Self Employed Individuals

From only £35 per month, with 50% off your first 3 months!

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Eliminate your admin, stress and concerns when going self employed

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You may not know exactly what support you need when starting a business. We simplify the process by providing you with an accountant who can help with all your registration requirements and get you started in easily.

  • Free accounting consultation
  • Business insurance discounts
  • 250+ free guides
  • Business banking offers
  • Mobile accounting software
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We'll take care of all your self employed HMRC filing requirements

Prices start from £35/mo + VAT

You'll get access to a dedicated accountant who can help with all your personal and company tax registration and filing.

  • Self assessment tax returns
  • VAT returns & filing
Already have an accountant? We'll help you switch accountants easily
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Build Your Own Package:

0% hidden fees. 0% fixed term contracts. 100% simple.

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Start
Ltd Company
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Fees
Monthly fee + VAT
£35
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£109
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Support
Unlimited bookable support
Monthly updates
WhatsApp support
Company Registration
Company Registration
Accounting Services
Dedicated personal accountant
FreeAgent accounting software
Mobile accounting app
Automatic bank feeds
Unlimited invoices
Smart reconciliation rules
Corporation tax return
Annual accounts
Payroll for 1 director
Payroll for 2 directors
VAT registration
VAT return checking & filling
VAT Direct Debit setup
Confirmation statement
Bookkeeping review
Personal Tax
Self assessment tax return for 1 director
Self assessment tax return for 2 directors
Pro-active services
Quarterly health checks
Annual pro-active reviews
Business Insurance
£1M Professional Indemnity Cover
Virtual Office & Business Address
Work & meet in our cafe
Registered company address
Mail handling service
Digital mail forwarding
Partner Services
Partner consultation
£50 with Tide Business Bank Account
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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after sign up?

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You can book a consultation with your accountant who can walk through everything you'll need to register or switch your company accounting. Through your dashboard you can register your new business, add key details we'll need to authorize your account and see your key company accounting details.

What accounting support do I get?

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You get unlimited access to a personal accountant - your single point of contact for everything. You get FreeAgent accounting software to easily send invoices, record expenses and mileage, reconcile transactions and track your tax due. We make sure you file everything on time and help optimize your tax.

How does your registered address work?

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With our operate package, you can use our address as your company address. We'll scan and send you copies of your company mail and you can also use our Central London business address on your website and Google My Business listings. Meeting rooms are available to book at our office too.

How do I switch accountants?

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We understand switching accountants can be a stressful process, that's why we're here to help.

We know your upmost focus goes towards your business that's why we take care of the handover process for you. Yes, all of it.
All you have to do is get is reach out to your previous accountant to provide your information so we can carry out our process with HMRC.

Thinking of switching accountants?

Switching from your current accountant provider to GoForma is simple, swift and hassle-free.

Find out how to do it

Are you a self-employed individual seeking a reliable partner to navigate the intricate world of finances? Look no further. At GoForma, we understand the unique challenges faced by self-employed professionals like yourself, and our dedicated accountants for self employed are here to simplify your financial management and help you thrive in your entrepreneurial journey so that you can focus on what you do best - growing your business. Whether you're a sole trader, freelancer, or self-employed professional, our team of experienced sole trader accountants is here to provide comprehensive support and ensure your tax affairs are efficiently managed.

Registering for Self-Assessment Tax Returns

Registering for self-assessment tax returns is crucial for self-employed individuals to comply with tax obligations. If you're a self-employed professional, understanding the process and requirements can ensure you stay on top of your tax responsibilities.

Benefits of Having Accountants for Self Employed

Running a business as a sole trader comes with its own financial responsibilities. By hiring sole trader accountants for your accounting needs, you can enjoy numerous benefits:

  1. Expert Advice: Experienced freelancer accountants can provide strategic advice on financial planning, tax optimization, and growth opportunities, helping you make informed decisions and maximize your business's potential.
  2. Time and Stress Savings: Outsourcing your accounting tasks frees up your time, allowing you to concentrate on core business activities while leaving the financial management to the professionals.
  3. Tax Optimization: Self Employed accountants are well-versed in tax regulations and can help identify eligible deductions, ensuring you take full advantage of allowable expenses and reduce your tax liability.
  4. Accurate Financial Reporting: Sole trader tax accountants maintain meticulous records of your financial transactions, providing accurate and up-to-date financial statements that give you a clear overview of your business's financial health.

What Expenses Can Self Employed Individuals Claim?

As a self-employed individual, you may be eligible to claim various expenses, reducing your taxable income. Here are some common expenses that self-employed individuals can claim:

  • Office supplies and equipment
  • Travel and transportation costs
  • Professional fees (accounting, legal, etc.)
  • Marketing and advertising expenses
  • Business insurance premiums
  • Rent or mortgage payments for business premises
  • Training and professional development costs

It's essential to consult with expert accountants for sole traders to ensure that you are correctly claiming all eligible expenses and maximizing your tax deductions.

Cost of Accounting for Freelancers

The cost of accounting services for freelancers can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of your business, the range of services required, and the accounting firm you choose. Typically, accounting fees for freelancers can be structured in different ways:

  1. Hourly Rate: Some accountants charge an hourly rate for the time spent on your accounting tasks. The rate may vary based on the experience and location of the accountant.
  2. Monthly Fee or Annual Retainer: You may have the option to pay a fixed monthly or annual fee to retain the services of an accountant. This can provide you with ongoing support and access to various accounting services.
  3. Package Pricing: Some accounting firms offer packaged pricing, where you can choose from different service bundles based on your specific needs. These packages often include a combination of bookkeeping, tax preparation, financial reporting, and advisory services.

Why Choose GoForma to Hire Accountants for Sole Traders in the UK?

At GoForma, we understand the unique challenges faced by self-employed individuals, and we offer specialized accountancy services designed to meet your specific needs. Here's why we are the right choice for your accounting requirements:

  1. Expertise: Our team of qualified accountants has extensive experience working with self-employed individuals. We understand the nuances of your industry and can provide valuable insights and great service tailored to your business.
  2. Dedicated Accountant: At GoForma, you get your own dedicated accountant who will be your reliable point of contact throughout your journey. The sole trader accountant understands your business, offers personalized solutions and provides unlimited support to assist you with any queries or concerns.
  3. Time-saving Solutions: Managing your finances can be time-consuming and complicated. By partnering with GoForma, you can offload the burden of bookkeeping, tax compliance, and financial reporting, allowing you to focus on running your business.
  4. Compliance Assurance: As a self-employed individual, staying compliant with tax regulations is crucial. Our accountants stay up-to-date with the latest tax laws and ensure that your financial records are accurate, complete, and filed correctly and on time.
  5. Cost Efficiency: Our accounting services are designed to provide value for money. We offer flexible pricing packages tailored to the needs of self-employed professionals, ensuring you receive top-notch service without breaking the bank.
  6. Stay Organized with Digital Receipts and Making Tax Digital (MTD): GoForma uses the best accounting software to ditch the lengthy paperwork and embrace digital receipts. Our online accounting software is fully compatible with Making Tax Digital (MTD), ensuring seamless income tax payments to HMRC.
  7. Partnership with FreeAgent: As a partner of FreeAgent, a leading bookkeeping software, we provide a seamless accounting experience by using features like automated bank feeds, expense tracking, simplified invoicing, and real-time financial reporting.

What Does Our Accounting Services for Freelancers Include?

At GoForma, we offer comprehensive accounting services specifically tailored for freelancers. Our services include:

Sole Trader Bookkeeping:

We handle all aspects of bookkeeping, including recording financial transactions, reconciling accounts, and maintaining accurate records of sole trader business income and expenses.

Tax Planning and Compliance:

Our expert accountants provide proactive tax planning to ensure compliance with tax regulations. We help you meet tax deadlines and submit accurate tax returns.

Financial Reporting:

We prepare regular financial reports, including profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. These reports provide valuable insights into your business's financial performance and help you make informed decisions.

Payroll Management:

Managing payroll for self-employment can be a daunting task. That's where GoForma steps in to simplify the process. Our accounting services for self-employed professionals extend to efficient payroll management. From calculating accurate payments to handling tax deductions, we ensure your payroll is handled smoothly and compliantly.

VAT Services:

We can manage your VAT registration, VAT returns, ensuring timely submissions and compliance with VAT regulations.

Freeagent - Best Self Employed Accounting Software

We have partnered with FreeAgent as our preferred accounting software. FreeAgent gives you access to a wide range of features designed specifically for self-employed individuals. From invoicing and expense tracking to tax calculations and reporting, FreeAgent streamlines your financial tasks, saving you time and effort.

GoForma - Best Accountancy Firm Trusted by Small Business Owners

Partnering with GoForma for your self-employed accounting needs is a smart decision that allows you to streamline your financial management and focus on growing your business. Our experienced team of accountants understands self-employed individuals' specific challenges and offers tailored solutions to meet your unique requirements. Check out our Google and Trustpilot reviews shared by numerous self employed individuals like you. Take advantage of our expertise, save time and money, and gain peace of mind knowing that your tax affairs are in expert hands.



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Extremely helpful, patient, attentive

Extremely helpful, patient, attentive and cares about the needs of their clients. Very glad I switched accountants to them.
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Fantastic accounting firm

Fantastic accounting firm for both SMEs. Thank you for the continued support and excellent service.
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Thank you

Spoke with Jordan, we needed some guidance on a new venture. Very helpful, patient and knowledgeable on all matters relevant to accounts and new businesses.
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Good price

Good price, a good conversation with an accountant before joining kept me informed through the process.
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Easy to Access

The sign-up process is straightforward, and all of the staff members are extremely friendly. The welcome meeting with the accountant was delightful.
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Reliable and professional

Jawad has been very helpful dealing with VAT and other tax issues relating to my business; reliable, well-informed and professional, many thanks.
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Exceptional Customer Service

Great customer service and support for a nascent business!
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Overall excellent experience

After being unsatisfied with my previous accounting firm for many years, I decided to switch to GoForma based on a friend's glowing recommendation. This was the best business decision I could have made!
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Excellent experience with Goforma

Excellent experience with Goforma. Jordan has been very professional and very patient with me. He has great knowledge and always ready to help. It can be quite stressful at the beginning when starting a new company, but they definitely helped me to make it easy. I’m very glad that I found them, it is great to work with them. I cannot recommend them enough. They are the best!
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My experience with GoForma has been fab!

My experience with GoForma has been really great. I did a lot of research before committing to an accountant and wanted someone that specialises in IT contracting that offers mailing & address services. Prompt replies on any questions I have and timely filing of VAT etc. Highly recommend!
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The team at GoForma are very responsive and nothing ever seems like too much trouble for the team. Jawad and Jordan are very knowledgeable, and the filings are always accurate and prepared well in advance of submission deadlines. Highly recommended.
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It was a nice and easy onboarding…

It was a nice and easy onboarding process. Also the accountants were helpful if you had any questions.
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Extremely helpful, patient, attentive

Extremely helpful, patient, attentive and cares about the needs of their clients. Very glad I switched accountants to them.
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Absolute pros! Very approachable, knowledgable

Absolute pros! Very approachable, knowledgable and kind people, I highly recommend them!
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Highest level of service with results that meet and go beyond my expectation

I highly recommend GoForma because of they have produced the highest level of service with results that meet and go beyond my expectations. I wanted a simple way to acquire and consolidate the admin and different services my business needed. Jordan Macey - Head of Accounting ensured I was 100% satisfied through every step of the process, coming on board at exactly the right time to oversee my specific business architecture with super efficiently in the most helpful and professional way. Jordan's adaptability and insight added value immediately to my overall business strategy while reducing overall costs. More benefits are still to come and I look forward to working with GoForma. I feel confident I have gained a trusted highly qualified accredited partner. I am now a full customer using the mid-tier package.
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Onboarding process very quick and efficient!

Excellent and Swift service! Onboarding process very quick and efficient! If you have problems the team is there to solve them as quickly as possible! A great experience and service!
Feb 9, 2023
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I switched from a larger provided to Go Forma and am so glad I did

I switched from a larger provided to Go Forma and am so glad I did. Responsive, thorough and always willing to help.
Jan 18, 2023
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My only regret is that I didn't move before!

I founded my company and did first year of accounting with a larger provider, that was cheaper and using their own accountancy software and not FreeAgent, and it's been a disaster. Not real interaction or customer care, and their software was a nightmare. I found about GoForma, their more 1-1 customer oriented approach, and FreeAgent that I found immediately much easier to use, and my only regret is that I didn't move before! Very welcoming, patient explaining everything, it just feels like they care. FreeAgent is amazing. Very happy to be with GoForma now that my company is starting gearing up.
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I recommend it to all UK companies

Really good service and Jawad is a great accountant The freeAgent software is fantastic I recommend it to all UK companies
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I will definitely be choosing goforma going forward!

I had a consultation with Jawad from goforma for a self assessment and registration! He was super helpful and knew exactly what he needed to do! I will definitely be choosing goforma going forward! Thank you!
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Readily available advice and support has been exactly what I needed

I am coming to the end of my first year running a limited company and this kind of hassle-free accountancy experience and readily available advice and support has been exactly what I needed.
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