Posted by Nick Day on 29 Apr 2013

Penalties for Late Tax Returns

Swingeing HM Revenue & Customs penalties kick in shortly for those individuals that have not yet filed their 2011-12 Self-Assessment Tax Returns.

Self-Assessment Tax Returns

Anyone whose 2011-12 Self Assessment Tax Return is more than three months late (i.e. not filed by 30 April 2013) will now be charged a further £10 penalty for each day it remains outstanding, up to a maximum of 90 days.  This is in addition to the £100 late-filing penalty that will already apply.

Looking ahead, further penalties of at least £300 (or 5 per cent of the tax due, if this is more) will be issued for Returns that are six and twelve months late.

Anyone who has not yet filed their 2011-12 Tax Return can contact us on an urgent basis to discuss their options.  It may be possible to file the necessary Return initially on an estimated basis to avoid certain penalties or even have the Tax Return cancelled if you can argue that “Self Assessment” should not apply in your case.

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