HMRC countdown: file your tax return

With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2019, HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early in order to avoid the last minute rush.

The deadline for submitting 2017/18 self assessment tax returns online is 31 January 2019. An automatic penalty of £100 applies if the return is late. Interest is payable on late payment of tax and NIC and student loan deductions.

Contact us for help with your self assessment tax return – our internal deadline for the submission of your information to us was 31 October however we still have limited resource to help which will be allocated on a first in basis.

HMRC advise that last year more than 11 million taxpayers completed a 2016/17 Self Assessment tax return, with 10.7 million completing on time. There were 4.8m taxpayers who filed in January 2018 (44.8% of the total), and 759,000 on 31 January, the deadline day.

HMRC is advising taxpayers not to leave the completion of their 2017/18 Self Assessment tax until the last minute and we strongly support this message.  Why not complete these works prior to your Christmas break?