Carter to revisit filing deadlines

Lord Carter today gave the green light for looking again at the controversial
movement of self-assessment filing dates, that has caused uproar in the
accounting profession.

In a presentation at an ICAEW event this morning, Lord Carter said that if a
case for looking at the proposed dates can be made to HM Revenue & Customs,
then he would do so.

Lord Carter said: ‘People have said this should be looked at again. I know
what has been said, if a case can be made to look at it again, then i will.’

His comments will be viewed as giving a huge boost to the profession in its
negotiations to persuade HMRC to look again at plans, recommended by Lord
Carter, to move SA filing deadlines forward to November for online filing and
September for paper returns.

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