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 18,000 customers chose to start the New Year by filing their tax returns on 1 January, with 1,943 completing their returns between 15:00 and 15:59.
Those who are yet to file a return are being urged to act now, as it may be a more time-consuming process than anticipated.
“In what was a very difficult year for many, we are grateful to the 55% of our customers who have already submitted their returns.
“HMRC is ready to offer support to those who are yet to file their returns or are worried about paying their tax bill, but they must act now so we can help before the deadline.”Karl Khan, HMRC’s Interim Director General for Customer Services
To find out if they’re eligible, customers can visit GOV.UK to find out more about the service.
Customers can also check on GOV.UK whether they need to declare, or possibly pay tax on any ‘casual’ income they receive. The new interactive guidance is quick and easy to use and explains what individuals need to do if they receive non-PAYE income from:
- selling things, for example at car boot sales or auctions, or online
- doing casual jobs such as gardening, food delivery or babysitting
- charging other people for using your equipment or tools
- renting out property or part of their home, including for holidays (for example, through an agency or online).
If you need help meeting the approaching self assessment deadline please contact AJR & Co Ltd