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.”