TaxPersonal TaxFebruary rebate for e-filers

February rebate for e-filers

Taxpayers who last year used e-filing to return self-assessment forms could still be entitled to the government's £10 rebate.

As a way of encouraging the public to embrace the concept, the Inland Revenue offered a £10 discount to taxpayers who used the scheme. But the 30,000 people who used the Revenue’s controversial service were expected to deduct the £10 themselves.

Last week, the Revenue was forced to obtain a Parliamentary approval to pay those who did not bother to deduct the £10.

Members of the public due a rebate will be paid after this month’s 31 January tax deadline.

Last year, the Revenue’s e-filing project was plagued by technical problems, severe delays and bad publicity. It was due to go live in April 2000 but diffculties forced the launch of the service to be put back until May 2000, and then again to July 2000.

Technical problems extended the time it took to download forms from the site forcing the Revenue to send out thousands of CD Roms and a computer glitch meant forms had to be printed and entered into the Revenue’s system manually.

Revenue denies e-filing site crashed

Links

E-filing fiasco continues

Accountancy Age exclusive: E-filing delayed again

Related Articles

LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

Administration LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

4d Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

Administration HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

3w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

Personal Tax HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

2m Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

Personal Tax Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

4m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

Personal Tax Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

Legal Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter