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When do people file their Self Assessment tax return?

Hey! Free gent When do people file their Self Assessment tax return? If you haven't filed your Self Assessment tax return yet, don't worry - you're not alone! Check out some of the most popular (and slightly unusual!) times that people submitted their Self Assessment return last year, according to HMRC*. Whenever you decide to file yours, make sure you leave enough time before the deadline so you can avoid the £100 penalty! 05:04: 01 12:3 7 TIME TO GO: WEEKS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS The busiest day over the festive period was Christmas Eve when 17,000 individuals filed an online tax return (a 19% leap on the 14,330 in 2012) A turkeylicious 1,566 online returns were made on Christmas Day (up from 1,548 in 2012) DECEMBER ...and Boxing Day saw a further 4,493 people submit their returns 26 (a 4%. fall from the 4,685 received last year) 0 4:0 2:1 2: 29:54 WEEKS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS HAPPY NEV As for New Year, 26,905 returns were filed on New Year's eve and 12,938 filed on New Year's day 00:00:18 : 46: 2 3 WEEKS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS The busiest day for online returns was 31st January, when HMRC received a whopping 569,847... xii хi ...and the busiest hour was ii х ix iii between 4pm and 5pm the Vii iv same day, uwhen a staggering Vii vi 45,706 returns were received (that's more than 12 per second) 00:00: 00 17:5 2 WEEKS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS 21,027 people left it literally until the eleventh hour, filing their online return between 11pm and midnight on the 31st January 00:00: 00:00:00 WEEKS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS Unfortunately, over 700,000 people missed the 31st January deadline POSITION and had to pay the automatic £100 penalty :( CLOSED NOTICE OF PENALTY Fear not, FreeAgent makes it easy to fill in and file your Self Assessment! FreeAgent simpifies your Self Assessment tax return by using your business bookkeeping data to calculate your liability. Better still, sole traders and limited company directors can submit Self Assessment returns directly to the HMRC in a single click. It's not late to use FreeAgent to file your 2013/14 tax return in time for the 31 January 2015 deadline. V Sole Traders and directors of Limited Companies V Detailed tax breakdown shows exactly how your tax liability is calculated can file their return directly to HMRC V FreeAgent automatically completes up to 90% of the Self Employment form for Sole Traders V Support for the Main Return, Self Employment, Employment and Tax Adjustments forms V Built-in support helps you understand the forms V Get notified about your Self Assessment payment deadlines and how much you owe Check out freeagent.com/self-assessment * Sources - HMRC (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmrc-sees-record-breaking-year-for-tax-returns) and Accountancy Age (http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2325020/hmrc-approaches-record-ten-million-self-assessment-barrier)

When do people file their Self Assessment tax return?

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This infographic displays some of the most popular (and slightly unusual!) times that people submitted their Self Assessment tax return last year, according to HMRC.

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