HMRC 'sees sense' and removes late penalty on tax returns

Katie Royals, 26/01/2021

HMRC has “at last seen sense” and agreed not to penalise customers for late tax returns if they file by 28 February.

While over 8.9 million Britons have already filed their tax returns, those still left to file will not face late penalties if they miss the original 31 January deadline. However, individuals are still being encouraged to file by 31 January if they can.

“The move is gratefully received by taxpayers and agents alike who have been under increased pressure this year due to delays and pressures caused by the pandemic,” said Rebecca Durrant, partner and national head of private clients at Crowe UK.


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