Getting on top of self-assessment

Why 2019/20 is the year to get it done early

With everything that has happened so far this year, it might be easy to forget your obligations to file a tax return for 2019/20 by midnight on 31 January 2021.

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic crisis has caused chaos with businesses up and down the country, most of which closed entirely during April 2020. The Government rolled out several measured to help businesses. Some of these schemes should be reported on your self-assessment tax return.

Key deadlines

Registering for self-assessment – 5 October 2020

October paper deadline – 31 October 2020

July payment on account – option to defer this payment until 31 January 2021

Submit self-assessment – 31 January 2021


See our informative guide on “Getting on top of self-assessment” for full details.

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