Number of ‘early bird’ taxpayers on the up

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HMRC: ‘You don’t need to wait for the January rush to send us your tax return. More and more people are getting theirs out of the way early’.

Latest data shows that nearly 66,500 people chose to file their 2021/22 tax returns on the first day of the new tax year.

According to HMRC, the number of ‘early birds’ filing their self-assessment tax returns have risen over recent years – roughly 30,000 more people filed theirs on the 6th of April this year compared to 2018.

With the pandemic creating financial issues for so many, filing your tax return as early as possible can really help with being organised and prepared for how much you will owe HMRC by January 31st.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, commented, “You don’t need to wait for the January rush to send us your tax return. More and more people are getting theirs out of the way early – search ‘Self Assessment’ on GOV.UK to get started.”

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HMRC’s self-assessment guide has seen an update lately, making it easier to navigate the tax return process – it includes helpful information on areas such as:

  • How to get help with your tax return.
  • Guidance on declaring furlough payments, Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grants or other COVID-19 support measures.
  • What information you need before you can start completing your tax return.
  • Help with paying your self-assessment tax bill.
  • What to do if you have overpaid tax and are due a refund.

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Dolan Accountancy was set up by Simon J Dolan, the man behind the well-known brand SJD Accountancy. With over 25 years experience in the contracting marketing, Dolan Accountancy has the heritage, 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 £95 + VAT per month. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost. 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 changes in Public Sector IR35 Legislation 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 – The founder behind the multi award winning FreeAgent platform was one of Simon’s first clients, therefore it only seems fitting that 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.
  • Same day payments- We offer same day payments as standard providing funds are received into our account by 9am, for no additional fee.

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