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Will you join the thousands who miss the Personal Tax Return deadline?

Last updated on Monday, January 18, 2016

Written by Kyra Thompson

A Personal Tax Return must be completed by contractors, sole traders, self-employed individuals and those who receive rental income. This year, don't be one of thousands who forget!

Miss the deadline, face the fine!

In January 2015, HM Revenue & Customs noted there were 890,000 individuals who missed the deadline and subsequently received a £100 late fee. This indicated that almost 10% of all Personal Tax Returns were filed late.

HMRC issue many fines to those who miss the deadline and continually fail to submit their paperwork. This begins with a fee of £100 and can rapidly increase up to £1,600.

In addition to the initial £100 late fee, these further fines could follow:

  • after three months, a daily fine of £10 per day, up to a maximum of £900
  • after six months, a further penalty of 5% of the tax due or £300, whichever is greater
  • after 12 months, another 5% or £300 fine, whichever is greater


The battle of the sexes

HMRC carried out analysis which shows women are more likely than men to fill in their Personal Tax Return on time.

For every 10,000 Personal Tax Returns submitted, 394 were filed late by men compared to 358 late returns by women.

Furthermore, it was noted that the younger generation filed more late tax returns compared to older individuals. 1,085 in every 10,000 Personal Tax Returns submitted from the 18-20 age bracket missed the deadline. In contrast, only 155 out of every 10,000 of the over 65 age bracket failed to complete by the deadline.

The IT and communications were the highest late filing industries with 390 people missing the deadline out of every 10,000 completed.

It is time to submit your Personal Tax Return to HMRC now!

With only 13 days to the 31st January 2016 deadline, you must complete and file your Personal Tax Return today to avoid any penalties and fines.

Churchill Knight & Associates Ltd can help you today

We know Personal Tax Returns can be a chore, so let us make your life simple.

For a one off fee from £250 + VAT, we can complete and submit it for you. You can rest assured knowing that your accounts will be taken care of by our Personal Tax Specialists.

Let’s get started!

Instruct Churchill Knight to complete your Personal Tax Return, call 01707 871610 (option 6) or email

Get ahead so you don’t join the thousands who forget.

Let Churchill Knight complete your Personal Tax Return today, giving you a stress-free and fine-free January.

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Submit all information by 25th January by 12 noon to ensure paperwork completion to HMRC on time. After this date, we can still complete your forms however cannot guarantee Personal Tax submission to HMRC by 31st January.

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