HMRC sees record number of on-time tax returns

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HMRC received a “record” 9.61m on-time tax returns this self assessment season, with a higher number filing online than in previous years.

10.34m people had to file 2011-2012 tax returns, with 93% filing on-time. 

Of those who filed diligently, over 80% of these filed online, with the remainder sending returns on paper, hitting the 31 October deadline.

At the start of self assessment season, the Revenue urged taxpayers to achieve "inner peace" by filing on-time, an advertising campaign which appears to have done its job.

It appears most of you had a last-minute dash to the finish, as HMRC figures show the busiest day and hour was 4 - 5pm on 31 January, with 46,000 returns flying into the Revenue’s online portal during that time.

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Rachael Power
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05th Feb 2013 10:41

why-SHOCK PENALTY REGIME!!!!!!

I DONT THINK ITS NOT OBVIOUS TO MANY OF THE PENALTY FARMERS HMRC ARE NOW!!!

AND THEY STILL HAVE ONLY 100 STAFF IN TRANSFER PRICING /LARGE BUSINESS ISSUES WHILST THE BIG 4 POACH AND SECOND THEIR THOUSANDS OF STAFF IN BOTH DIRECTIONS TO THE ADVANTAGE OF THE BIG 4.

 

the only people suffering are those at the bottom of the foodchain in terms of tax take-its time hmrc had a sense of perspective on this

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06th Feb 2013 12:27

AGENT HELPLINE

I addition to the above article I would like to give praise to HMRC and in particular the Agent Support Line. . . They can really be relied upon for support when needed, without having to wait in a long queue. . 

I am particularly interested in requesting faxed information from HMRC as they always seem to automatically provide information by post. I have made note for next year. . . 

Thank you for your support and look forward to the next round of returns. . . 

 

Select Accounting Services.

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06th Feb 2013 16:09

And therefore 721,000 have not filed

 

Which means that 721,000 have filed late, or not at all.

That could result in penalties in the range £72,100,000 (if the penalty is £100 only) or to a massive £1,153,600,000 at this time next year if the late filers file 12 months late and have to pay the maximum of £1,600. Does anyone know whether figures are included in HMRC business plans/ Treasury Red Book figures for the expected yield from this source. 

Presumably £1,600 cumulative penalty notices for late filers of 2011 SA returns will be issued soon.  It would be interesting to know how many "customers" have clocked up this level of penalties from 2011. Does anyone know?

I also await with interest the first crop of newspaper stories where unrepresented pensioners and others with no tax liability who have binned warning letters believing "this cannot mean me" receive visits from bailiffs looking for the £1,600.  

 

 

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By KeZico
06th Feb 2013 16:25

Receipt

We still have not received email receipts for returns made within three days of the deadline!

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07th Feb 2013 12:31

RECEIPT

 

Your submission receipt reference number is: IWK4JAZLZW5YVZKZ7RDCCFSMRBD5W####

When filing online using HMRC software you get an immediate receipt by return of e mail as above.They will NEVER give what you seem to want, a receipt stating that everything is in order and correct.

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