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The new Self-assessment deadline for 20/21 is February 28th

You still have time to file your self-assessment tax return 20/21. The new deadline is February 28th!


HMRC has extended the deadline for filing taxes as self-assessment taxpayers, giving them more time to ease COVID-19 pressures and file online by 28 February.

HMRC gives Self-Assessment taxpayers more time to ease COVID-19 pressures, file online by 28 February.


Late filing and late payment penalties are to be waived for one month for Self-Assessment taxpayers. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is waiving late filing and late payment penalties for Self-Assessment taxpayers for one month – giving them extra time, if they need it, to complete their 2020 to 2021 tax return and pay any tax due.



The deadline to file and pay remains 31 January 2022. The penalty waivers will mean that:

· anyone who cannot file their return by the 31 January deadline will not receive a late filing penalty if they file online by 28 February

· anyone who cannot pay their Self-Assessment tax by the 31 January deadline will not receive a late payment penalty if they pay their tax in full, or set up a Time to Pay arrangement, by 1 April

Interest will be payable from 1 February, as usual, so it is still better to pay on time if possible.

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