HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that Self Assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1st April 2021.
Normally, a 5% late payment penalty is also charged on any unpaid tax that is still outstanding on 3rd March. But this year, because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, HMRC is giving taxpayers more time to pay or to set up a payment plan.
Taxpayers have until 28th February 2021 to file any pending tax returns and prevent being charged a late filing penalty (of £100). They then have until 01/04/2021 to pay any outstanding tax or make an arrangement with HMRC for a payment plan before they receive a late payment penalty.
We encourage any of our clients that are struggling to meet their tax obligations to set up a payment plan to spread the cost into monthly instalments. More information can be found on the Government website HERE. You will be able to spread the cost of their self assessment tax bill through to January 2022.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8761 8000 or, if you still have a 2019/20 tax return to submit, then we can help you get this in on time to avoid the £100 late filing penalty. We will be open on Saturday the 27th & Sunday 28th February.