SMALL businesses are being urged to sign up to an easy-to-use forum to get top tax tips.

The deadline for self-assessment tax returns to be filed online is January 31.

However, the Small Business Online Forum, operated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is staging question-and-answer sessions throughout January to offer advice on how to file online returns.

The sessions are aimed at new enterprises and start-ups but any self-employed individual or new business can sign up.

These will be staged on Friday, January 12, Thursday, January 18, and Friday, January 26, all from 1pm to 2pm.

Businesses can also share their own experiences and knowledge on the forum.

For more information or tTo sign up, visit here.