31st January 2024 - Final Tax Return Filing Deadline in the UK
With the arrival of January 2024, households across the UK are racing against the clock to complete their tax returns before the final deadline. Approximately 5.7 million people still haven’t filed their tax returns, and there are only days left until January 31. This article serves as a guide on how to go through the online Self-assessment procedure and avoid hefty fines.
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Who Must File a Tax Return?
Tax returns apply not only to self-employed individuals or company directors but also to individuals who:
- Earned over £2,500 from rental income.
- Received over £2,500 in other untaxed income, such as tips or commissions.
- Are directors of a LTD company, shareholders in a company, or have earned an income exceeding £100,000.
Online Procedure and Required Documents
Prepare properly for filing your tax return. You will need your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) and activation code from HMRC. Also, gather all your expenses, costs related to your income, bank statements, information about untaxed income, P60 and P11D forms, and any other necessary documents.
How to avoid penalties?
Myrtle Lloyd, Director General for Customer Services at HMRC, warns: “Customers have less than a month to file their tax returns. Don’t delay, do it online.” Those who miss the deadline will face a penalty of £100. Additionally, further fines of £10 per day are imposed after three months, up to a maximum of £900. In the case of payments delayed by six months, the penalty will be 5% of the due tax or £300, whichever is higher.
What to do to file a declaration?
Self-assessment is the system HMRC uses to collect income tax. By registering, you will gain access to your UTR and other necessary data.
Collect All Documents:
Income details, bank statements, information on untaxed income, as well as records of income and expenses for sole proprietors are required.
- Complete the Online Form:
After logging in, complete the appropriate sections of your return, remembering about your earnings from various sources and possible deductions.
- Double Check All Data:
Before sending your return, make sure all information is correct. You can make changes up to 12 months after the original deadline, but it’s better to do it right the first time.
- Ask for Help If You Need:
HMRC offers online and telephone support. You can also seek help from a professional accountant email@example.com
- Pay your bill on time:
After submitting your return, you will find out how much tax you have to pay. HMRC accepts payments on the day they are made, even on weekends.
- Watch out for the Tax Code:
If your tax amount seems incorrect, check your tax code and contact HMRC if you are unsure.
- Do not be late:
Delay could cost you up to £1,000 in fines, with additional penalties imposed after 6 and 12 months, along with interest.
- Additional Possibility: Tax Refund for Working from Home
If you have worked from home for the last four years, you can claim a tax refund. This is important information for many employees who may not be aware of this right.
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31st January 2024 is the final date for submitting a tax return in the UK for the 2022/2023 tax year. Don’t delay to avoid penalties.
Remember that in addition to your duties, you also have the right to apply for a tax refund for remote work for the last four years.
Prepare yourself, use available resources and approach this task responsibly.
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