untied had predicted 3,000 tax returns filed on Christmas Day. And HMRC have confirmed the number is 2,828.
Between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, the total number of submissions of 31,271 is almost identical to the same period last year when there were 31,494 submissions. It is 9% lower than the pre-COVID figures from Christmas 2019 when 34,292 people submitted.
Importantly, it's a reminder for people to get their taxes sorted ahead of 31 January. We estimate that 5.67 million people have yet to file, and 700,000 risk penalties by missing the deadline.