Two million Self Assessments outstanding with a day to go


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According to figures sourced by Sky News, HMRC are still waiting on close to two million self-assessment tax returns with less than 48 hours left until the submission deadline.

A total of 8.8 million returns have been filed so far, but there are apparently still 1.8 million people yet to submit, despite tomorrow’s deadline looming large and the threat of penalties for late filing.

Sifting through the stats a significant amount of people appear to be cutting it fine, the Tax Office stating that on Tuesday that over a quarter of a million people submitted returns, 321,000 online self-assessments filed at a rate of 13,375 an hour.

Clearly, then, you’re not alone if you’re leaving it till the last minute. We’d recommend getting it done sooner rather than later, as HMRC have a tendency for technical faults, the last one coming less than a month ago. In other words, quit reading this and get filing!

Photo by Michael Himbeault