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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

890,000 Miss Tax Return Deadline

It appears that 890,000 people have missed the online tax return deadline of 31 January. as such they all face a fine of £100 9for starters).

The figure is 180,000 greater than last year.

Ruth Owen (Director General of Personal Tax) is quoted by the BBC:
"This is another record-breaking year for self-assessment, with 210,000 more people filing their returns on time than last year.

If you're one of the minority who missed the deadline, you still need to get your tax return to us as soon as possible, to avoid further penalties and interest mounting up."
The ICAEW, for reasons bet know to itself, has worked out the Jaffa Cake equivalent of the £89M that HMRC hope to collect in fines.


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  1. the ONLY thing I want to know is HOW MANY £100 penalties they ACTUALLY collect AND HOW MUCH it costs US....... the TAX payer to do this!
    Shit systems, shit management and demoralised staff......... that's going to cost us!!

  2. Hmmm 281 Enquiry Centres disappear a lot with a computer to file on and suddenly 180,000 people don't file this year, I think there will be a lot of fines cancelled to save face this year.

    I just wonder how many will say they could not get through to HMRC for help?

    By the way anyone on here know how the new face to face service is going, have they made any changes, altered the areas or the staffing or rules for getting face to face help?

    1. Re face to face, nothing changed in our office for the Needs Enhanced Services. It works like this: Tax payer outside in the cold until a member of staff exiting or entering the building spots them, usually it's not too long before a smoker goes in our out. Staff member then has to decided if they meet NES ie are elderly or infirm. Staff member then has to leave t/p outside and go upstairs to grab one of the staff members seeing NES customers, they then come down and take the t/p into a private room

  3. I missed mine, solely due to them sending letters to the wrong address for years so I didn't know I had to do it... But according to them that's not their fault as I should've known...? I'm not even self employed so I don't understand why I have to do it myself?