Foster carers are classed as being self-employed by HMRC and need to register for self-assessment.

Foster carers who are approved in the 2015/16 tax year (6 April 2015 to 5 April 2016) need to file a 2015-16 tax return. Carers have until 5 October to register as self-employed. To register, please click here.

A paper tax return must be completed and returned to HMRC by 31 October.

Call Fosterline, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 0800 040 7675 for advice or find out more about foster carer finances click here.

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