Tax & admin · 17 May 2022

How To Print SA302 Tax Calculations From Your Online Self Assessment Account

How To Print SA302 Tax Calculations From Your Online Self Assessment Account (1)

To print your SA302 tax calculations from your online self-assessment account you simply need to log on to HMRC’s online portal using your government gateway ID, locate the SA302 document for the tax year that you need to provide proof of earnings, then select the option to view and print your SA302. The document will be available to print 72 hours from the time you submitted your self-assessment.

To print your SA302 from your online self-assessment account:  

  • Log into your HMRC online account with your government gateway ID: www.access.service.gov.uk/login 
  • From your dashboard, enter the ‘self-assessment’ section
  • Select the ‘view and manage your self-assessment tax return’ option
  • Select the option to ‘Get an SA302 tax calculation’ under the ‘Your returns’ headingHow To Print SA302 Tax Calculations From Your Online Self Assessment Account
  • Select the green ‘continue to your SA302’ box
  • The next page you see will be your SA302 for the current tax year. 
  • This can be printed by selecting the ‘print your full calculation’ button at the bottom of the page. 
If you are self-employed or have fluctuating income from sources that are not paid to you by PAYE through an employer, you may be asked to provide proof of earnings when applying for credit such as a mortgage or business loan. An SA302 form is issued by HMRC and provides a summary of the income submitted via your self-assessment tax return and can be used to show proof of earnings for up to four tax years. 

This is useful for individuals who have earnings coming into their account but don’t have wage slips or P60 such as the self-employed, property investors, directors in receipt of dividends, or anyone earning large sums of interest from savings.

Read on to find out more about SA302 tax calculations and step by step instructions on how to find the document using your government gateway login to access HMRC’s online services.  

 

What Is An SA302

An SA302 calculation is an official HMRC document that can confirm an individual’s income for the last four tax years running from 6th April to 5th April the following year. The document sets out any income that has been declared as received outside of PAYE employment in any given tax year. It also shows the corresponding tax payments owed as a result. The SA302 is also referred to as a ‘Tax Calculation’ and is issued for every tax year that you submit a self-assessment. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is the UK government department responsible for the collection of taxes. 

 

When Do You Need An SA302?

The SA302 document is commonly requested by lenders when individuals apply for a mortgage or a business loan as the lender will need to see proof of earnings to assess suitability for the loan requested. This means that applicants will be asked to provide proof of earnings via an SA302 calculation if they are self-employed, a company director or have to submit a self-assessment tax return to declare any other non PAYE income such as interest on savings, foreign investments, UK property, pensions and benefits, dividends or shares owned. 

 

Where To Find Your SA302 In Your Self Assessment Account

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If you have been asked to provide your SA302 document from your self-assessment account, you will have had to have submitted your self-assessment tax return via the same account, know where to find the SA302 and how to print it. 

To find the SA302 in your online tax account, it’s important to know that it won’t be available for you to view until 72 hours after HMRC has received your self-assessment tax return. This means that if you submit your return online via your self-assessment account, the SA302 won’t be displayed for 72 hours after you have submitted your self-assessment tax return. 

From this point onwards, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions below to find, download and print your SA302. 

 

Step By Step Printing Instructions For SA302 From Self Assessment Online Account 

  • Log into your HMRC online account with your government gateway ID: www.access.service.gov.uk/login 
  • From your dashboard, scroll down the page until you reach the ‘self-assessment’ section. Click on the box. This will take you to the ‘Your self-assessment page’ which gives you several options to choose from:
    • View and manage your self-assessment tax return
    • Complete your tax return
    • Make a payment
    • View your payments
    • Check if you need to fill in a tax return 
  • Select the ‘view and manage your self-assessment tax return’ option. 
This will take you to a page that shows your unique taxpayer reference number, a ‘your returns’ section which shows your current tax year self-assessment filing status and the option to view/amend or get an SA302 tax calculation for the current tax year. Additional sections on this page are; Your balance, your annual tax summary, previously filed returns and self-assessment forms.  

  • You should select the option ‘Get an SA302 tax calculation under the ‘Your returns’ heading. This will bring up the following box:
How To Print SA302 Tax Calculations From Your Online Self Assessment Account

  • Select the green ‘continue to your SA302’ box
  • The next page is your SA302 which can be printed by selecting the ‘print your full calculation’ button at the bottom of the page. 
  • If you want to save a copy of the calculation as a PDF to save or send electronically then you can change the ‘destination’ on the print screen to be ‘save as PDF’ instead of your printer name as shown in the image below.  
The steps above will enable you to print your SA302 tax calculation for the current tax year but there are up to four tax years available to view online. To find the SA302 for previous tax years, follow the steps below: 

  • From your current SA302 tax calculation page, select the ‘tax return options’ link on the right-hand side of the page
  • Select the tax year from the ‘select tax year’ drop-down button in the middle of the page then click the green ‘go’ button
  • This will take you to a summary page for the tax year selected. 
  • From here, click the grey ‘view return’ button halfway down the middle of the page. 
  • On the next page, you can then click the ‘view calculation’ from the options on the right-hand side and this will open up your SA302 calculation for the previous tax year that you have chosen.
  • To print the SA302 from a previous tax year, select the ‘view and print full calculation’ grey button at the bottom of the page, then you can choose the ‘print your full calculation’ button at the bottom of the next page to print in the same way that you did for the current tax year instructions above. 
 

Other Ways To Print Your SA302 

In the past, before the drive to make tax digital, SA302 tax calculations would have been sent out by post automatically to anybody that submitted their self-assessment tax return online meaning you would have a printed copy ready to supply to anyone who requested it. 

These days a postal copy isn’t automatically sent out. Instead, you must access the document online via your online self-assessment account or request a copy by telephone to get one sent to you via the postal service.  

To find your Sa302 calculation document you will either need to access HMRC’s online service portal as outlined at the start of this page or access the third party commercial accounting software that you used to submit your self-assessment tax return or by phoning HMRC if you submitted your return by post. 

 

Printing Your SA302 From Your Accounting Software 

If you are self-employed or run a limited company or partnership, then you or your accountant may use commercial software to manage your accounting needs online. Many of these programs include an option to link your accounting software to your tax return to make tax digital. If you have used small business accounting software to help submit your tax return, then, you can find your SA302 by accessing the tax breakdown dashboard within it. If you have trouble finding it, you can contact the company that makes the software for support in finding the calculator. 

 

Getting Your SA302 If You Submit Paper Tax Returns 

If you submitted a paper tax return you will need to call HMRC by phoning 0300 200 3310 to get a printed copy of your SA302. When you have requested the document from HMRC via the telephone, it will be sent out to you by post within 2 weeks. When calling HMRC to request your SA302 tax calculations, you will need to have your unique taxpayer reference number (UTR) and your National Insurance Number to hand so that your identity can be proven before your request is actioned.  

 

When Do You Need An SA302? 

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An SA302 tax calculation document is useful to anybody that needs to prove their earnings from a given tax year but they can’t do this by supplying wage slips or P60 forms from regular employment. This is usually the case when the income that an individual has received is not from paid employment that is taxed at source.

Examples of income received in other ways include interest earned on savings, dividends paid to company directors, pension and benefit payments, money made through property investments, foreign investments and self-employed income. 


 
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