TaxAdministrationTaxman relaxes online filing deadline

Taxman relaxes online filing deadline

Self assessment tax payers will not face penalties if the taxman receives them on 1 February, despite missing the deadline

With the 31 January civil service strike expected to have taken place as
Accountancy Age went to press, HM
Revenue & Customs
appeared to have relaxed its guidelines over tax
filing.

Under current rules, tax returns can be made the day after the deadline and
will not receive a penalty. However the enquiry window on the return normally
extends from 12 to 15 months.

Richard Mannion,
Smith &
Williamson
national tax director, said that HMRC would not extend the
enquiry window at all if a reasonable effort had been made to get to a tax
office. ‘In practice, HMRC has usually treated 1 February in this way, but you
shouldn’t really treat it as an extra day,’ added Mannion.

HMRC said it had received 2.6 million online self assessment filings by 29
January, a 40% increase on the same time last year.

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 issues updated Trusts Registration Service guidance

Administration HMRC issues updated Trusts Registration Service guidance

3w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
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
‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief, tax body urges

Administration ‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief, tax body urges

3m Austin Clark, Reporter
Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

Administration Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

3m Helen Thornley, ATT Technical Officer
Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

Accounting Standards Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

1y Fraser Simpson, Reporter
Brexit: Five questions accountants should be asking

Accounting Firms Brexit: Five questions accountants should be asking

1y Fraser Simpson, Reporter