If you are applying for a mortgage, then the building society or other lender may ask you to provide form SA302 if you are self-employed. This form shows your total income and your tax computation, and serves as a check on the figures which you provide for the building society. You can telephone HM Revenue & Customs to get a copy of form SA302, which will be posted to you and may take up to two weeks to arrive. If we are your accountants, we can provide a Self Service SA302 as soon as we have done your accounts and have verified the tax return submission on the HM Revenue & Customs website. We download the Tax Calculation and Tax Year Overview as pages 1 and 2, and add our own reconciliation page 3 to show how the net profit in the financial statements is adjusted to arrive at the profit from self-employment in the tax calculation. Our Self Service SA302 report is in fact a bit more informative than the official form SA302. HM Revenue & Customs are getting tired of all the paper form SA302s they get asked to send out every year, and would prefer everybody to use Self Service SA302s. If there are any building societies holding out for paper SA302s, then the Revenue would like to know about it since this defeats the purpose of computerisation. We feel that our style of SA302 report sets the standard. The three pages are marked “Page 1 of 3” and so on. All the figures tie up to each other and to the financial statements, and page 3 bears our signature to say we have downloaded pages 1 and 2 from the Revenue website. We post it directly to the building society and it is available immediately after the tax return submission. The official form SA302 can take two weeks or even more, and lacks a reconciliation to accounting profit. This reconciliation will matter if the business is claiming lots of capital allowances. We welcome comments from building societies, other lenders and mortgage brokers if there are any further improvements which we could make to our Self Service SA302 report.