HMRC will waive penalties for self assessment filings made on 1 or 2 February.
David Gauke, exchequer secretary to the Treasury, said in a statement:
"This strike could have caused thousands of people to incur fines, so I am pleased that HMRC has taken this common sense approach.
The government does not want anyone trying to file their tax return on time to be unfairly penalised because they were unable to get through for help and advice on the 31st [January]"
However, HMRC have tweeted this rather confusing and contradictory tweet:
Errm..anyone care to translate that?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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