With the deadline of January 31st looming, almost half of the 11 million or so people in Britain required to fill in a self assessment tax return still haven’t sent it in yet (according to HM Revenue & Customs figures).

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Around 870,000 taxpayers missed the 2016 deadline and paid the £100 fine, plus extra penalties in some cases.


It’s one of those tasks that is eminently easy to put off, but it needn’t be grim. In fact, if your affairs aren’t that complex, the online form could well take you as little as half an hour, provided you’ve signed up for online filing and have all the necessary paperwork.

We are – of course – here to help, so please contact your Burton Sweet adviser on 0808 1 686763 if you need any guidance in completing and filing your Return.