HM Revenue and Customs has today announced just over three million customers are yet to complete their 2016 to 2017 returns with only one week to go before the 31 January deadline.
As of today, around eight million people have filed their Self Assessment for 2016 to 2017. HMRC is reminding customers that if you do send your tax return late, you will receive a £100 penalty – even if you do not owe any tax. The longer you delay, the more you will have to pay.
Angela MacDonald, HMRC Director General of Customer Services, said:
“The seven day countdown to 31 January has now begun. Put a stop to that niggling feeling and do your Self Assessment now. Our helpful online services offers support and advice so you can complete your tax return quicker than you think!”
The deadline for sending 2016 to 2017 Self Assessment tax returns to HMRC, and paying any tax owed, is 31 January 2018. Self Assessment customers can now also submit their return via their personal tax account, it takes five minutes to sign up for an account here: www.gov.uk/personal-tax-account. If you think you will not be able to submit your tax return by 31 January, please ring us, so we can help you.