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From witches to family holidays, weird and wonderful Self Assessment excuses and expenses

From witches to family holidays, weird and wonderful Self Assessment excuses and expenses

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 11:21 GMT

Most of our customers complete their tax returns honestly and on time but every year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some outlandish excuses and expense claims.

100 days left to file 2017/18 tax return

100 days left to file 2017/18 tax return

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 09:13 BST

Avoid the last-minute rush to complete your 2017/18 Self Assessment tax return by doing it early, urges HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 10:11 GMT

Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment (SA), HMRC is reminding customers to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline.

Personal Tax Account celebrates its first birthday with 7 million users

Personal Tax Account celebrates its first birthday with 7 million users

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 10:31 GMT

More than seven million customers have used their online Personal Tax Account in its first year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.

Self Assessment is simple with a Personal Tax Account

Self Assessment is simple with a Personal Tax Account

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 11:05 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today urging first-time Self Assessment (SA) customers to register for a Personal Tax Account (PTA), and see how easy submitting a tax return really can be.

Men come out on top in battle of the taxes

Men come out on top in battle of the taxes

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2016 10:16 GMT

New analysis revealed today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) shows that men win the battle of the taxes as they are more likely than women to complete their tax return on time.

Intimate waxing? Top five worst tax return expense claims revealed

Intimate waxing? Top five worst tax return expense claims revealed

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2016 00:01 GMT

As the seven day countdown to the Self Assessment deadline begins, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed the top five most outrageous personal expenses claims included in 2013-14 Self Assessment tax returns.

Tens of thousands ring in the new year by submitting tax returns

Tens of thousands ring in the new year by submitting tax returns

Press releases   •   Jan 05, 2016 10:01 GMT

A record-breaking 24,546 people submitted their tax return online on New Year’s Eve, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud

Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2015 16:43 BST

A Margate woman who attempted to pass off vet’s bills, food shopping and family treats, including a car for her daughter, as business expenses has been sentenced for committing an £18,000 tax fraud.

Online tax summaries available now

Online tax summaries available now

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 12:58 GMT

More than eight million taxpayers who filed their 2013-14 tax return electronically by the 31 January deadline can now access their online tax summary.

HMRC to email 650,000 tax return reminders

HMRC to email 650,000 tax return reminders

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2015 10:30 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today began sending 650,000 email reminders to people who file their tax returns online, but have yet to complete this year’s Self Assessment tax return or pay what they owe before the 31 January deadline.

Women win the battle of the taxes

Women win the battle of the taxes

Press releases   •   Jan 12, 2015 10:24 GMT

Women are more likely than men to send in their tax return on time, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) analysis has revealed.

Taxman reveals top 10 terrible tax excuses

Taxman reveals top 10 terrible tax excuses

Press releases   •   Jan 05, 2015 10:01 GMT

Ten of the most terrible excuses for missing the 31 January tax return deadline have been revealed today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Self Assessment newcomers urged to register now for online services

Self Assessment newcomers urged to register now for online services

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2014 10:40 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging first-time Self Assessment (SA) filers who haven’t sent in their returns to register for its online services now.

Paper tax returns a no-no from November

Paper tax returns a no-no from November

Press releases   •   Nov 03, 2014 13:16 GMT

If you haven’t yet sent your 2013/14 tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), remember not to do it on paper – or you’ll end up with a £100 late-filing penalty.

Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported

Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported

Press releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 10:51 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported to the taxman over the last six months.

Taxman’s warning on paper tax returns

Taxman’s warning on paper tax returns

Press releases   •   Oct 15, 2014 12:57 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning people who have to complete a 2013/14 tax return that paper returns received after the 31 October deadline will result in a £100 penalty.

Remember, remember, it’s online from November

Remember, remember, it’s online from November

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2013 10:31 GMT

If you haven’t yet sent in your 2012/13 tax return, remember to do it online to avoid a penalty.

Deadline day for paper tax returns

Deadline day for paper tax returns

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2013 09:45 BST

There are just days left to send your 2012/13 paper tax return to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), if you want to beat the 31 October deadline and avoid a penalty.

One week left to settle past tax bills

One week left to settle past tax bills

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2013 10:02 BST

Taxpayers who have failed to submit tax returns for past years have one week left to come forward and take advantage of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) campaign.