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Missed Tax Return Self Assessment Filing Deadline?

Almost 750,000 people missed the midnight 31 January deadline for filing their tax return and now run the risk of a £100 fine.


HM Revenue & Customs said almost 10.7 million taxpayers had submitted their self-assessment return before the deadline, with just over 30,000 people filing online in the final hour, between 11pm and 11.59pm.


Of the 11.4m returns due, around 745,500 were still outstanding, HMRC said at lunchtime on Thursday. These people are now at risk of paying a penalty, though the number of taxpayers who failed to meet the deadline is down on last year, when it was 840,000.


HMRC said the 10,687,761 returns received by midnight on 31 January represented 93.5% of the total. Around 758,000 people completed their return on the final day.

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