TaxPersonal TaxLate-payers face tax return crackdown

Late-payers face tax return crackdown

Accountants around the country spent this weekend scrabbling to complete tax returns for their clients, but almost a million taxpayers are predicted to miss today's deadline, as fears grow of a clampdown on late-payers.

Link: Revenue is not ‘hunting down undelivered tax forms’

The continued number of late-filers has raised concerns that a National Audit Office report into how to improve filing times, will be used by tax authorities to introduce tougher measures.

With only hours to go before late-filers face penalties and interest for late payment, The Times estimates that around one in 10 of the 9.5 million people who have to fill in a self-assessment form will not meet the deadline.

The number of late-filers has not dropped despite millions of pounds spent on national advertising campaigns by the Inland Revenue and the threat of penalties.

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