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Self Assessment Payment Plan

Self Assessment Payment Plan

The deadline for paying outstanding tax liabilities or setting up a Self Assessment payment plan is the 1st April. This will avoid incurring penalty charges for Self Assessment. Last month, HMRC said that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were giving Self Assessment taxpayers more time to pay their tax or set … Read more

SEISS Fourth Grant

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With the upcoming SEISS fourth grant HMRC have issued new guidance. The SEISS (Self-Employment Income Support Scheme) has been extended until September 2021 there have been some changes to the eligibility. This will now be based on the submitted 2019-20 tax return. Who can claim To be eligible for the fourth grant you must be … Read more

Self Assessment Late Payment Penalty

Self Assessment Payment Plan

Self Assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. The payment deadline for Self Assessment is 31 January and interest is charged from 1 February on any amounts outstanding. Normally, a … Read more

Self Assessment Filing Extension

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HMRC have today announced a Self Assessment filing extension. Self Assessment customers will not receive a penalty for their late online tax return if they file by 28th February. More than 8.9 million customers have already filed their tax return. HMRC is encouraging anyone who has not yet filed their tax return to do so … Read more

Reasonable Excuse For Late Returns?

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HMRC will accept Covid-19 as a reasonable excuse for late filing of self assessments, as long as they explain how they were affected in their grounds for appeal and submit the return as soon as they can. Pandemic related personal or business disruption, whether to a taxpayer or their agent, might very well constitute a … Read more

Self Assessment Deadline Approaching

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With the self assessment deadline of 31st January speedily approaching HMRC have announced around 5.4 million are yet to submit their returns. HMRC expects 12.1 million tax returns to be filed this year. Around 55% have already filed their returns, with more than 6.2 million choosing to submit online (93% of all returns filed). Almost … Read more

Self Employment Support Scheme

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With the Self Employment Income Support Scheme being extended to provide support until March 2021 HMRC have published the details for the third grant. The Changes The eligibility rules have changed, however a self assessment tax return for 2018-19 will need to have been submitted and will need to show income from self employment. The … Read more

Capital Gains Tax Changes

Capital Gains Tax changes

Capital Gains Tax changes self assessment taxpayers need to know. HMRC is reminding taxpayers that they have until 31 January 2021 to declare any profit made from selling a UK residential property, which was not their main home, during the 2019-20 financial year. Since 6 April 2020 there have been changes to how taxpayers declare … Read more

November 2020 lockdown

Job Support Scheme

The help for the self employed and businesses affected by the November 2020 lockdown has been updated. Self Employment Income Support Extension The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of 2 further grants, each available for 3 month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and … Read more

Self-Assessment Scam Warnings

Self Assessment Payment Plan

HMRC issue self assessment scam warnings asking self assessment customers to be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs. As the department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid … Read more