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Countdown for 5.7 million to file their 2022/23 Self Assessment tax return

Number of early self assessment filers doubles in five years

With less than a month until the Self Assessment deadline on 31 January 2024, 5.7 million taxpayers are being urged by HMRC to file their 2022/23 tax returns.

HMRC data shows that almost 6.5 million customers have already beaten the Self Assessment clock by filing their tax returns on time. This includes 49,317 taxpayers who used the New Year holiday to get a head start on their tax obligations:

  • 25,593 taxpayers filed their tax return on New Year’s Eve, with the most popular time being between 12:00 and 12:59, when 2,677 customers filed

  • 127 taxpayers saw in the New Year by filing their tax return between 00:00 and 00:59 on 1 January

  • 23,724 taxpayers filed on New Year’s Day, with the most filing between 15:00 and 15:59.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said:

‘The clock is ticking for those customers yet to file their tax return. Don’t put it off; kick start the new year by sorting your Self Assessment.’


Reference: HMRC press release

Number of early self assessment filers doubles in five years
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