HMRC have announced that they will NOT charge for:
- Late filing penalties for those who file online by 28 February 2022.
- Late payment penalties for those who pay the tax due in full or set up a payment plan by 1 April 2022.
This will give additional time to file tax returns and will operate in the same way as the equivalent waivers last year. We will, of course, endeavour to still complete any outstanding returns by 31st January as normal despite the current working at home Government guidelines.
The payment deadline for Self-Assessment is 31 January and interest will be charged from 1 February on any amounts outstanding. Normally a 5% late payment penalty is charged on any unpaid tax that is still outstanding on 3 March.
This year, like last year, HMRC is giving customers more time to pay or set up a payment plan. Self-Assessment customers will not be charged the 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by midnight on 1 April. They can pay their tax bill or set up a monthly payment plan online at GOV.UK.
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