UK Government

HM Revenue & Customs (National): Warning on paper tax returns

Press Release   •   Nov 10, 2010 11:24 GMT

The 31 October paper-filing deadline has now passed, so anyone filing a paper tax return after this date could be liable to a £100 penalty.

If you’re filing your return online for the first time, you’ll first need to register for online filing atwww.hmrc.gov.uk/online. You’ll be given a User ID, and an Activation Code will be posted to you within seven working days. Once you’ve received your Activation Code you can file online.

If you’ve filed online before, make sure that you have your User ID and password – it can take seven working days to get replacements, so don’t leave it to the last minute if you need them.

The deadline for online Self Assessment returns is Monday 31 January.

If you need any help or advice on filing your return, it is available from the HMRC website atwww.hmrc.gov.uk/sa or from the Self Assessment helpline on 0845 9000 444.