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Recent figures have shown that as many as 2,616 taxpayers decided to file their self-assessment tax returns on Christmas Day last year.

As many as 8,465 did the same on Boxing Day, with the peak filing hour on both days being between 1 and 2pm.

Angela MacDonald, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, commented, “This year, more than 2,600 taxpayers chose to file their returns on Christmas Day.

“Whether you fit it in while cooking the Christmas turkey, or after the kids have gone to bed, or after the Queen’s Speech, our online service is available for you to file your tax return at a time that suits you.”

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The number of tax returns filed during this period:

25th December (total 2,616)

  • midnight to 08.00 – 204 people
  • 01 to 16.00 – 1,372
  • 01 to midnight – 1,040

26th December (total 8,465)

  • midnight to 08.00 – 348
  • 01 to 16.00 – 4492
  • 01 to midnight – 3,625

For those who are yet to start their 2017 to 2018 self-assessment, there are films and webinars that take you through each stage of the process, with bespoke guidance for people’s varying circumstances. Help is also available on the government website or from the self-assessment helpline on 0300 200 3310, and on social media.

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Why Thousands of Contractors Choose Dolan Accountancy

With over 25 years experience in contractor accountancy helping thousands of contractors, freelancers and the self employed, Dolan Accountancy has the specialist skills, reputation and credibility you can trust.

Working closely with our sister company, Contractor Umbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £105 + VAT. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost.

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We don’t believe in tiered packages or hidden extra fees, instead we aim to give you everything you need, including:

  • Free Company Formation – This is where it all begins. Once you have decided on an available name, we will form your company free of charge (if using our accountancy services) and it will be ready for you to use in as little as three hours
  • Free use of Contractor Umbrella – With IR35 Legislation changes we understand that sometimes you are required to contract via an umbrella company. We will keep your limited company ticking over, while you work margin free via our sister company, Contractor Umbrella
  • A Dedicated Accountant – Your accountant will be there for any company or personal tax advice that you require. We will never outsource work, even to internal teams
  • Free Access to FreeAgent – We offer all of our clients access to FreeAgent, free of charge
  • Free Business Banking – We have decided to waive our commission so our clients can use Tide free of charge for the first year
  • Unlimited IR35 Status Reviews – We will review all of your contracts for IR35 purposes and provide you with our professional opinion as to its status
  • Free Registered and Director’s Service Office Address – Sometimes you just don’t want your home address on display at Companies House. When you sign up to our accountancy services, we will offer the use of our address as an alternative
  • Your Business and Personal Taxation Needs – This includes Company Accounts, Director’s Personal Tax Return, VAT Returns, Payroll, Corporation Tax and Dividend advice, to name just a few

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