Record number for online Tax Returns

HMRC Inquiries

A record 89% of self-assessment taxpayers filed their return by Sunday’s deadline online, as many turn their back on paper filing.

Some 9.24 million people completed their self-assessment tax forms via the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website.

A total of 1.14 million returns, the other 11% of submissions, were filed on paper before an earlier deadline.

870,000 expected returns were not received by the deadline, with those individuals now facing financial penalties.

Fines start at £100, even if there is no tax to pay, before rising to an additional £10 a day after three months, and rising further if returns are more than 6 and 12 months late.

The busiest period for self-assessment submissions was between 14:00 GMT and 15:00 GMT on Friday 29 January, when 50,358 people sent through their forms online.


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* Stats from BBC News