HMRC has published a news release to remind you that there is now less than 100 days to file your 2018-19 tax return. Last year over 11.5 million taxpayers were required to complete a Self-Assessment tax return but over 700,000 taxpayers missed the deadline.
The deadline for submitting your 2018-19 Self-Assessment tax returns online is 31 January 2020. You should also be aware that payment of any tax due should also be made by this date. This includes both the payment of any balance of Self-Assessment liability for the 2018-19, plus any payment on account due for the current 2019-20 tax year.
If you are filing online for the first time, you should ensure you register to use HMRC’s Self-Assessment online service as soon as possible. Once registered it can take up to seven working days for an activation code to be sent by mail. All Self-Assessment returns should now be made online as the deadline for submitting paper returns expired on 31 October 2019. There are penalties for late Self-Assessment returns including an automatic £100 penalty for submitting a late return even if there was no tax to pay or the tax due was paid on time.
HMRC is encouraging taxpayers to complete their tax return as early as possible to avoid working during the upcoming holiday period or getting more stressed as the filing date looms. In fact, last year over 2,000 taxpayers submitted their tax returns on Christmas Day.
If you are struggling to deal with the filing of your Self-Assessment tax return then this is a chore we can handle for you. Please call to discuss your options.