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Self Assessment deadline extension?

Self assessment deadline extension

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Not a question but just noticed this petition and thought it worth bringing to the attention of Accounting Web members...

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/558528

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By pauld
13th Jan 2021 12:40

Its not for me. I don't want the usual crowd delaying giving me their information any longer as tax return season will then drag on for another couple of months. I look forward to February and no PITA clients.

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By claudialowe
13th Jan 2021 12:48

Not for me either - I want it all done and out of the way, and then I can catch up on limited company accounts that have slipped. I've still got 7 clients that think it is far too early to give me their paperwork, and they won't need a second chance to prevaricate any further................

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By Wilson Philips
13th Jan 2021 12:55

It's already been highlighted on this forum. Looking at the number of signatures it's going to go nowhere - certainly not in time for any action to be taken before the end of this month.

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By Paul Crowley
13th Jan 2021 13:34

agreed
waste of time
HMRC decided quite a while back

At beginning of Jan, 5 million tax returns yet to be filed, and clearly the taxpayers involved have no interest in that petition

1500 died of Covid yesterday, but HMRC still want 5M to go and talk to their accountants.

Filing deadline could cost numerous lives

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By Paul Crowley
13th Jan 2021 22:20

Another 1500 dead today
but [***] it HMRC want the paper record people to be out and about dying to file tax returns
Any last minute change will not stop the deaths and distribution of disease between now and then

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By Truthsayer
13th Jan 2021 13:33

In my opinion Covid is not a valid reason for delay in filing, so I will certainly not be signing this. Most people have much bigger problems every year than Covid, and they are usually no excuse for lateness. The sort of people who file late this year are the same who are late every year, and even if you extended the deadline, they would still be late for that too.

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By Mr_awol
13th Jan 2021 14:07

Not entirely. Many of my traditional last minute charlies gave me their stuff really early in in April/May, probably due to having nothing else to do..............

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By mbee1
13th Jan 2021 17:17

Truthsayer wrote:

In my opinion Covid is not a valid reason for delay in filing, so I will certainly not be signing this. Most people have much bigger problems every year than Covid, and they are usually no excuse for lateness. The sort of people who file late this year are the same who are late every year, and even if you extended the deadline, they would still be late for that too.


The extension of the deadline seems to be coming from the clients point of view. What about the practitioner? We've had staff off with Covid, I've had it myself and, whilst not particularly unwell, it does knock you for six. I struggled with tiredness and still have the cough that's taking ages to subside.

We're on target to get them all done but it will mean working all hours so, in my opinion, it is a valid excuse.

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By JD
13th Jan 2021 14:06

The real deadline problem, remains tardy, slow clients rather than Covid-19. Having chased far too many times, I am quite happy if any of my remaining 15 returns end up with a penalty - its there own fault.

I for one will not be claiming Covid-19 as reasonable excuse on their behalf either.

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By Arthur Putey
13th Jan 2021 15:01

No (and I sdon't want to be considered a key worker either)

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By paul.benny
13th Jan 2021 16:07

+1 to the above responses.

I know the search facility here is not the best but searching "petition" does bring up the previous time this was asked (last week) as one the first results....

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By Youareatit
13th Jan 2021 16:53

+2.

The only late ones are the usual take the mickey types. They should be fined double!

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