900,000 miss self assessment deadline
Almost 900,000 tax payers failed to meet the 31 January self assessment deadline, reports the BBC.
Paymaster general, Dawn Primarolo, told the House of Commons that 8,371,251 returns were received out of 9,246,131 issued. Those that didn’t file will help contribute towards a possible £90m windfall for the Inland Revenue in the form of £100 fines.
Those that were hampered in reaching their local Revenue office because of the heavy snowfall could plead for exemption from the fine. The Inland Revenue said: ‘Where adverse weather conditions play a big factor, we will look to be sympathetic.’