HMRC take their revenue collection duties very seriously and their Penalties for Late Tax Returns can start off by being annoying and end up being financially crippling.
In common with most tax payers, HMRC hate being ignored, their Penalty structure for late submission starts off at £100 if you miss the deadline for online filing of 31 January.
HMRC has reviewed their level of penalties for late submission and from 6 April 2011 the penalties are as follows: taken from HMRC website.
Penalties for late tax returns
|1 day late||A penalty of £100. This applies even if you have no tax to pay or have paid the tax you owe.|
|3 months late||£10 for each following day – up to a 90 day maximum of £900. This is as well as the fixed penalty above.|
|6 months late||£300 or 5% of the tax due, whichever is the higher. This is as well as the penalties above.|
|12 months late||£300 or 5% of the tax due, whichever is the higher.
In serious cases you may be asked to pay up to 100% of the tax due instead.
These are as well as the penalties above.
As you can see, the longer that you leave the return, the more that you are likely to pay, if you have issues regarding penalties for late tax returns or overdue self assessment tax returns, seek our help straight away.
The penalties just keep on growing if you are late with your return, the earlier that you contact us, the less you will have to pay. If you have already suffered large penalties, we can help you to appeal against them, however before you appeal you must submit your return.
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