Over 2,000 people filed their tax return on Christmas Day

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Every year, HMRC sees thousands of customers using the festive period to get their documents in order and complete their tax return.

With the self-assessment deadline looming, as many as 2,700 people decided to take time out from their Christmas Day to submit their tax return.

In total, 31,400 customers completed their 2019 to 2020 tax returns between 24thand 26th December:

  • Christmas Eve: 20,200 tax returns were filed. The peak time for filing was 11:00 to 11:59 when 2,892 returns were received.
  • Christmas Day: 2,700 tax returns were filed. The peak time for filing was 14:00 to 14:59 when 214 returns were received.
  • Boxing Day: 8,500 tax returns were filed. The peak time for filing was 15:00 to 15:59 when 858 returns were received.

Karl Khan, HMRC’s Interim Director General for Customer Services, said, “Online Self Assessment means customers can do their tax returns at any time, day or night – even on Christmas Day if they want to.

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“We’re here to help customers get their tax right, and there’s support available 24/7 like help sheets, webinars and YouTube videos. Search ‘Self Assessment’ on GOV.UK to find out more.”

A reminder that the deadline date is the 31st January 2021 and, once you have completed your 2019 to 2020 tax return and know how much tax is owed, you can set up a payment plan to help spread the cost of your tax liabilities, up to the value of £30,000.

You can use the self-serve Time to Pay facility to set up monthly direct debits online; interest will be applied to any outstanding balance from 1st February 2021.

To find out more about contracting please contact Jaime on 01442 795 100 or email jaime.thorpe@dolanaccountancy.com

Why Dolan Accountancy?

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.

If you’d like to find out more about how Dolan Accountancy can help you and your business, please give us a call on 01442 795100 or email sophie.lewis@dolanaccountancy.com or jaime.thorpe@dolanaccountancy.com.

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