HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued an urgent warning to Self Assessment customers ahead of the tax return deadline for 2020/21.

HMRC is reminding customers that Sunday, 31 October will be the deadline to submit paper tax returns although those completing online have a further 100 days.

The Self Assessment tax return deadlines for 2020/21 tax year are 31 October 2021 for paper returns and 31 January 2022 if customers complete their tax return online.

More than 10.7 million customers completed a tax return by 31 January 2021, of those 96 per cent submitted it online. Completing it online is the quickest method and with around 100 days to go, customers have plenty of time to get it done.

Even if customers submit their completed tax return now, they do not have to pay any tax owed until 31 January 2022. Anyone who is worried about how to pay their bill can access support on GOV.UK. Various payment options include:

  • Paying through a customers’ tax code (PAYE customers only)
  • Payment on Account
  • Setting up an online monthly payment plan (self-serve Time to Pay)
  • Pay by debit or corporate credit card
  • Pay at a bank or building society

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said: “There are 100 days left to complete your tax return, but you don’t have to wait for the 31 January deadline. Why not do it now and get it out of the way?

“Visit GOV.UK and search ‘Self Assessment’ to find out…

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