2,700 Self Assessment (SA) tax returns sent in on Christmas day

2,700 Self Assessment (SA) tax returns sent in on Christmas day

More than 2,700 customers filed their Self Assessment tax return on Christmas Day, HMRC has revealed.

The peak time for completing tax returns was 14:00 to 14:59, with more than 200 customers sending their online forms.

Because the Self Assessment deadline is on 31 January 2021, HMRC see thousands of customers using the Christmas period to complete and return their documents.  Customers are given the option to complete their tax returns online ahead of the deadline or at a time that suits them.

Once the tax returns are completed and submitted and the customers are informed of how much tax is owed by the HMRC, they can now setup a payment plan to spread the cost of their tax liabilities to the value of £30,000.

In total, 31,400 customers completed their 2019 to 2020 tax returns between 24 and 26 December:

  • Christmas Eve: 20,200 tax returns were filed. The peak time for filing was 11:00 to 11:59 when 2,892 returns were received
  • Christmas Day: 2,700 tax returns were filed. The peak time for filing was 14:00 to 14:59 when 214 returns were received
  • Boxing Day: 8,500 tax returns were filed. The peak time for filing was 15:00 to 15:59 when 858 returns were received