New details from HMRC suggest that in addition to the 10.7 million people who submitted an online self assessment tax return on time, as many as 750,000 are still overdue and now run the risk of a potential £100 fine for late filing.
Each year, as the deadline draws closer, it’s inevitable that activity will increase, with almost 30,000 people submitting returns online in the final hour of January 31.
An HMRC spokesperson said that not all of those who failed to pay would pay a penalty which is good news. There is some flexibility for those with reasonable excuses to avoid a fine, such as attending hospital, provided they get the return in as soon as they can. HMRC express that they really don’t want to issue penalties, they just want completed tax returns.
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