Kevin Sefton from untied welcomes the news that HMRC is effectively extending the self-assessment filing deadline until 28 February 2022, and payments to 1 April 2022:

 “We estimate that over five million people have yet to file their tax returns for the 2020/21 tax year, so this extension – to both deadline and payment dates - is a sensible and welcome move.

“Although formally the date for filing remains 31 January, HMRC’s statement that there will be no penalties so long as filing is made by 28 February (and payments by 1 April) is an extension to all intents and purposes.

“The current COVID wave will be affecting not just those who need to file, but accountants and others supporting the 51% of filers who use an adviser and HMRC themselves.

“For many people the best advice is to get your taxes sorted quickly, removing the worry and anxiety that deadlines bring. untied has produced a checklist to make it easier, whether you use untied or file in other ways.”

untied has created a useful tax return checklist for filers.