It would seem that the HMRC campaign pecked away at most self assessment tax payers ….a total of 93.68% of Self Assessment tax returns – a new record – were completed by Thursday’s midnight deadline, HMRC reveals.
More than 11.5 million taxpayers were required to file their 2017/18 tax returns by 11.59pm on 31 January. The majority filed on time, but 700,000 customers missed the deadline.
More than 700,000 returns were submitted on deadline day, with the peak hour for filing between 4pm and 5pm when 60,000 filed. The number of taxpayers who filed online reached more than 10 million for the first time.
Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said:
“It is great to see so many people completing their Self Assessment by the deadline. Their income tax contributions have helped towards funding the UK’s vital public services including hospitals, schools and the emergency services.”
Angela MacDonald, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said:
“Thank you to everyone who filed on time. This year, we had a record numbers of filers completing their tax returns by the deadline. And for any customers who are yet to file their returns, please contact HMRC – we are here to help.”
Avanti are proud to have filed 100% of their clients returns online, on time, no fine – even those whose paperwork arrived with us on deadline day!
What if you are one of the 700,000 that missed the deadline?
- Don’t delay – penalties issued will continue to accrue interest.
- Contact your local Avanti tax accountant
- Have your information ready – this will help us to help you promptly!
Don’t be a statistic, instead call Avanti (08000) 388 799 for straight talking, proactive accountancy and tax advice.