Almost one million taxpayers missed the Jan 31 annual tax return deadline this year, triggering immediate fines of close to £100m. 

In total 958,296 people failed to submit their self-assessment tax returns on time, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 

Nearly 12 million people were required to settle their tax bill by midnight of the 31st Jan, with more than 700,000 waiting until deadline day to file. 

Nearly one million people in the UK missed the deadline for filing their tax return, but this was an improvement on the previous year where a total of 11.1 million did hit the deadline of the end of Friday to complete their self-assessment tax forms.

Mostly those with more than one source of income and the self-employed are required to complete returns.

If you do have genuine excuse as to why you cannot pay on time, get in touch. We will be able to ascertain whether you have a legitimate reason for failing to meet your self-assessment obligations on time. 

If you would like to know how we can help you avoid the rush next year, check out our full range of accountancy services or give us a call on 02392 005124