No flexibility on 31 Jan deadline- HMRC
Taxman says there will be no compromise on the 31 Jan threshold for taxpayers to submit self-assessment forms online despite falling on a Sunday
The taxman has said the 31 January deadline for online self-assessment will
not be relaxed because it falls on a Sunday.
HMRevenue & Customs is expecting the number of taxpayers filing online to
top the record 5.8m who logged on last year, but has remained firm on the
cut-off point of 11.59 pm on the day.
Those who file after this time will take a £100 penalty plus interest on late
“There’s no real reason it can’t be done online,” said a spokesman today.
Earlier this week, Grant Thornton
experts urged people not to wait until the last minute to file, warning
HMRC’s website had been known to crash under heavy traffic.