SMALL business owners are being urged to join an online forum to get tax return tips.

HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) small business online forum gives traders a chance to get their questions about self-assessment tax returns answered.

Question and answer sessions aimed at new business start-ups will show how to file taxes, pay them for the first time and how to use HMRC’s digital services.

Self-employed individuals can also sign up to the forum which launched in August.

The deadline for self-assessment returns is Wednesday, January 31.