Budget follow-up: Shorter SA forms on their way
A shorter version of the self-assessment tax return form will be rolled out for those with simpler affairs, it has been announced.
Link: Budget 2004
The form will be just four pages long, around one-third the size of the standard self-assessment document.
It will be sent out automatically to those judged eligible on the basis of information held from previous submissions. But taxpayers, whose circumstances have changed, will face the new responsibility of making sure they are sent the appropriate form.
From April 2004 over 400,000 short tax returns will be sent out, with the scheme due to be rolled out nationally to 1.5 million taxpayers the following year.