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self-assessment

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌself.əˈses.mənt/ us  
a judgment, sometimes for official purposes, which you make about your abilities, qualities, or actions a system in which people calculate for themselves how much tax they must pay: Make sure that you have submitted your self-assessment tax return and paid your tax for this year by 31 January .
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