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Almost 1m UK taxpayers miss tax return deadline

A record-breaking 10.4 million U.K. taxpayers filed their 2018-2019 return online by the January 31 deadline, but almost 1 million face late-filing penalties, HM Revenue & Customs said …

HMRC estimates that late-filing penalties of almost £64 million have been paid so far for returns for 2017-2018, and more than £106 million has been paid for returns for 2016-2017, according to a House of Commons written answer …

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group reminded taxpayers who have a reasonable excuse for late filing that they can challenge a penalty notice.

My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), February 4:

Almost 1 Million U.K. Taxpayers Miss Tax Return Deadline