30 Dec 2021The deadline for submitting your 2020/21 self assessment tax return is midnight on 31 January 2022. The only exception to this rule is if you received a notice from HMRC to make an online tax return after 31 October 2021. In this case, you have three months from the date of issue to submit your return. Those who are late in submitting their return face a penalty of £100, even if there is no tax to pay, or if the tax has been paid on time. Additional penalties are due for continued late payments and late filing. 2,700 taxpayers filed their returns on Christmas Day in 2020, and another 8,500 submitted them on Boxing Day. HMRC said that the peak hour for filing on Christmas Day was between 2pm and 2:59pm, when 214 returns were submitted. We can help with all aspects of self assessment, including filing returns on your behalf. Please contact us.