More than 63,500 customers filed their 2020 to 2021 tax return online on 6 April 2021 and HM Revenue and Customs is urging others to follow.
And with almost 950,000 online Self Assessment returns received so far this tax year, HMRC is urging others to do the same and file their tax returns early. Each year, thousands of people choose to file early, as soon as one tax year ends and the new one starts.
HMRC has seen a growing trend in early filers. In the last 5 tax years, the number of customers choosing to file on the first day of the new tax year has almost trebled from 22,885 in 2017 to 63,521 in 2021.
HMRC has today, published information to help customers file early – how to do it, what the benefits are, and what they need to get started.