Why does the tax year end of 5th April? | AccountingWEB

Why does the tax year end of 5th April?

Can anyone tell me why the tax year ends when it does and not at the end of the Calendar year - or even conveniently at the end of a month?

I'm sure I read somewhere that it was to do with tax collectors of old thinking they were being short changed in the move to/from the gregorian calendar.

Sarah Newland

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Woodsman |

25 March / 5 April

adam.arca |

It all depends on who enforced that date

AnonymousUser |

Very well then, let's settle at all souls day date

AnonymousUser |

It doesn't have to be 5th April....

Anonymous |

Gregorian Calendar.

NeilW |

I was once told .....

davidwinch |
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Income Tax still is,

AnonymousUser |

5 Apr - all souls day

AnonymousUser |


AnonymousUser |

All those in favour....

Anonymous |

Tho Me Lee is right

AnonymousUser |