In November 2023’s Autumn Statement, the government announced…
HMRC announced that 4,757 taxpayers filed their Self Assessment tax return on Christmas Day.
This added to 8,876 being filed on Christmas Eve and a further 12,136 being filed on Boxing Day. Apparently, the peak time was between 12 and 1pm on Boxing Day when HMRC received 1,121 returns.
Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, used the opportunity to encourage all to file their return in good time when he said: “Our Christmas Day filers proved that there is no time like the present to get started on Self Assessment … There’s no need to delay, getting it done ahead of the 31 January deadline means less stress and longer to work out payment options.”
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