Are you prepared for the online Self Assessment tax return and payment deadline of midnight on Tuesday 31 January 2023?
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that the countdown to complete their tax return has begun.
The deadline for Self Assessment tax returns and paying the tax owed for the 2021 to 2022 tax year is 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023.
You don’t need to wait until January to file your Self Assessment tax return. HMRC is encouraging customers to complete their Self Assessment tax return as soon as they can, so they know what they owe and can budget to make the payment by 31 January 2023. This also means that if a repayment is due it can be claimed back sooner.
Do I need to complete a Self Assessment tax return?
You can check if they need to complete a tax return. Those new to Self Assessment for the 2021 to 2022 tax year may include:
- those who are newly self-employed and earned more than £1,000
- a new partner in a business partnership
- those who have received any untaxed income
- those claiming Child Benefit but they or their partner have an income above £50,000
Self-employed workers must also register for Class 2 National Insurance contributions.
How to file your Self Assessment tax return
HMRC has updated its Self Assessment guide to help customers complete their tax return. The guide contains helpful information including:
- what help and support is available when completing their Self Assessment
- what documents they need before they start
- what earnings they need to declare including funds received through COVID support schemes
- help with paying their tax bill and what to do if they have overpaid and are due a refund
File your Self Assessment tax return online.
Paying your tax bill
Filing early also means you will have plenty of time to access the number of payment options available including:
- paying via the free and secure HMRC App
- setting up an online monthly payment plan (self-serve Time to Pay)
- paying through PAYE tax code (subject to eligibility)
- payment on account
HMRC may be able to help by arranging an affordable payment plan if you think you may be unable to pay your tax bill in full.
Potential Self Assessment scams
All Self Assessment customers need to be aware of the risk of scams and HMRC is reminding them never to share their login details. Someone using them could steal from the customer or make a fraudulent claim in their name. Identify HMRC related scam phone calls, emails and text messages.
The deadline for paper tax returns was 31 October 2022. If customers missed the deadline for paper returns, they still have until 31 January 2023 to file online.
Help and support is available from HMRC for customers completing their Self Assessment tax returns. There is also a series of videos to help customers with their tax returns on YouTube