The Inland Revenue received almost 1.6m tax returns electronically by last month's self assessment deadline, a 48% increase on last year.
A Revenue spokesman told TaxZone that 1,599,364 returns were filed electronically, including those submitted via the Electronic Lodgement Service.
Almost 1.1m self assessment returns were filed electronically last year, including more than 700,000 via SA Online and almost 400,000 via ELS.
The increase will be welcomed by the Revenue and online filing enthusiasts. The Revenue reported last Autumn that following recent improvements to SA Online, individual taxpayers or their agents could now:
- submit tax returns
- view their overall liability, and see at a detailed level the liabilities and payments for the previous six years
- view and amend their S...