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Tax advisor sole trader 4th January 2019 12:54 PM

Hi Steve,

Thank you for your comment. I do plan to get formal qualifications in future and am planning to get as much training as possible. I did learn a lot while working in this field and was thinking i can start working for myself while studying to get those qualifications.

I may seem unexperienced and yes i still have a lot to learn as i am a perfectionist but i have asked these questions as i am not 100% familiar with the uk law regarding this. I have never thought about working for myself before and never though to do any research about it. 

I have since then contacted hmrc and they are guiding me how to become an agent. I mainly want to deal with tax returns and a few other small things at the beginning and extend my services as i get qualified and trained.

You have been very helpful. Thank you.

Tax advisor sole trader 21st December 2018 5:32 PM

Hello and thank you for being here.

I am hoping someone on this forum will give me some answers regarding the business that i am trying to set. 

I worked for many years as an assistant in an accountancy firm that was mainly dealing with tax returns for individuals and companies. 

I have learned the job quite well and would like to open my own business doing the same. The thing is i have no idea about the legal requirements in becoming a tax advisor or a tax agent to be able to charge for my services.

Do i need profeasional qualifications to do this legally? Do i need a license? Pay some fees? Register somewhere?  

I know my previous employer was a certified accountant but did not have any other qualifications or licenses. 

Please help me sort this out. I do not want to start something that is not in accordance with the current law.

Thank you.