MPs urge choice of tax filing dates

MPs urge choice of tax filing dates

New plan to ease burden on individuals and tax system

With millions of people again struggling to meet the deadline for submitting
self-assessment tax returns this year, MPs on the influential Public Accounts
Committee have called for staggered filing deadlines to relieve pressure on both
individuals and the tax system.

PAC chairman, Edward Leigh, said a choice of filing dates for different
groups of taxpayer could make it easier to return the forms on time.

Taxpayers that missed the 31 January deadline were automatically hit with a
£100 fine with extra penalties for further delays.

Nearly one million – one in 10 – self-assessment taxpayers are estimated to
have failed to meet the deadline this year, The Independent on Sunday
reported.

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