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.
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