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Life as a truck driver means long and tiring days on the road. The last thing you’ll feel like doing when you get home is managing your taxes instead of enjoying a cup of tea in your favourite mug.

From processing your yearly accounts to helping you register as self-employed or as a small business in the transportation industry, our accountants are on hand to support you and remove the pressure that taxes can sometimes bring.

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Services We Offer For Truck Drivers

We offer a wide range of accounting services to trucking company drivers. We’ve worked with many clients operating in the trucking industry, so we are confident you’ll find value in the accounting services on offer below:

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Year End Accounts For Truck Drivers

You must submit your Year End return to HMRC at the end of every tax year. As part of the many trucking accounting services we offer, our accountants are on hand to support you by submitting your Year End return on your behalf.

Personal tax returns

We support our trucking clients by processing and submitting their personal returns each year. We take pride in ensuring you are fully compliant with HMRC legislation and avoid any penalties or late fees on your personal return each year.

Self Assessment Return For Truck & HGV Driver

Whether you run a trucking business or are self-employed, you need to submit a Self Assessment tax return. On top of your long working days, managing your own books and submitting a Self Assessment return can seem overwhelming. Bring in a TaxBite accountant to look after your books instead.

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VAT Guidance For HGV Drivers

We provide full guidance to help trucking companies understand the UK VAT system and registration if they are eligible. We are happy to discuss the ins and outs of being VAT registered and take care of the process entirely.

Insurance Required for HGV Hire Drivers

As a business, having the right insurance is crucial. Without the relevant insurance, you are opening your business up to cover a massive cost if something were to go wrong. Our accountants can assist your company in getting set up and remaining industry compliant.

Claiming Expenses For Truck & HGV Drivers

The team of accountants at TaxBite are here to support you and your company in all of your expense claims and can guide you through the process. Our accountants are on hand to help you identify what qualifies as a business expense and any ways to claim that you are not utilising already.

We’ve listed a few common business expenses that HGV drivers and trucking company contractors claim:

  • Licences for LGV
  • Uniforms & Specialist HGV clothing
  • Vehicle maintenance tools
  • Meal allowances

These are just a few typical examples of the kind of expenses truck drivers and businesses can claim tax relief on. Get in contact with us below if you’d like further clarification and assistance in claiming.

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Tax Planning For Truck Drivers

We offer tax preparation services for truck drivers and HGV businesses, including taxation planning to save money. Planning your tax position properly ensures you’re not paying more than you should be. We can help truckers identify ways to be more efficient now and in the future.

Accounting Software For Truck & HGV Drivers

To comply with the incoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation, rolling out officially in April 2026, businesses and self-employed truckers must digitally manage their bookkeeping, Payroll and submission of their company or personal returns.

While it will soon be law, using accounting software is currently fully optional. The benefit of using the software now is that truckers can say goodbye to lots of manual work while knowing they’re prepared well in advance of April 2026. Ensuring everything is kept digitally will also help you if HMRC ever decides to audit you or your company.

Below we’ve outlined the features and benefits of some of our favourite MTD-approved accounting software, suitable for truckers themselves or those working within a business in the trucking industry.

FreeAgent Accounting Software

If you want to get rid of the countless receipts that build up and scatter across your dashboard, using FreeAgent might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Record expenses and upload pictures of your receipts straight to the software to maintain a good digital record.

A massive plus for those who bank with NatWest, RBS, Mettle or Ulster is that you get to use FreeAgent for free.

QuickBooks Accounting Software

With QuickBooks accounting software, you can manage your payroll and expenses at the click of a button. Their jargon-free guides provide support to match their top-quality agent support, so you can rest assured knowing they’ll help you every step of the way.

FreshBooks Accounting Software

For those running a business in the trucking industry, FreshBooks has been created especially for you. Send clients fully-customised invoices, making it easy and convenient for them to pay you on time.

Xero Accounting Software

Not only does Xero software offer a free 30-day trial, but it also happens to be the most popular accounting software out there. And with the convenience of digitally tracking your expenses, processing invoices, and accepting online payments, we think it’s easy to see why.

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Why TaxBite

The focus at TaxBite is to take away the challenges of accounting and bring our clients solutions instead. With our accounting and planning expertise, we’ve helped many of our trucking industry clients and small businesses manage their tax position and become more efficient than the previous year.

When you hire an accountant from TaxBite, you’re also hiring an expert in consulting, audit handling, bookkeeping, operating Payroll for employees, and income tax liability. If you have a problem, we’re sure to have the solution.

We aim to help trucking companies by providing top-quality tax preparation services, bookkeeping services, financial statements, and more.

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