Taxfile: 31st October 2008 deadline

The deadline for submitting the details of your income and gains on your Self Assessment Tax Return is still the 31st January. However HMRC has now brought in place a new “paper form” deadline this year to go with the new-style green forms, the final day for submission of these is 31st October.

Almost all tax returns can be submitted online,but there are a few cases where paper returns would need to be made. In these cases the deadline by which the paper return must reach HMRC is 31st January. These are:
•SA700 – Non-resident Company Tax Return
•SA970 – Trustees of Registered Pension Schemes
Paper returns that have failed to reach HMRC by 31st October will automatically be penalized with a £100 fine.
This is the same for partnership returns, although both partners will have to pay £100 each, and Late Trust and Estate returns result in a £100 charge to either the trust or estate.
If you still haven’t paid the balancing payment due by 31 January by the end of February, you’ll be charged an automatic 5% surcharge on top of the amount still owing. This is in addition to any interest payments.
At Taxfile we only submit your current tax return online as it has proved to be safer, faster and giving you more time.
At Taxfile we have been completing online returns for some time now, this benefiting our clients as they are able to gain extra time to gather all the necessary information to complete their tax returns.
If you have not submitted your tax return yet, come to Taxfile‘s offices in either South London or Exeter to ensure that you do not receive an automatic penalty of £100.