Record Numbers File Tax Returns Online

Record Numbers File Tax Returns Online

A record 5.8 million business owners filed their self-assessment tax returns online this year – a 51 per cent rise on 2008, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). This figure means that two-thirds of all self-assessment tax returns were filed online this year. "More and more people are recognising the benefits of filing their tax return online," said financial secretary to HM Treasury, Stephen Timms. "Online returns make it easier and quicker to calculate how much tax you owe and you can pay online too." Changes to the self-assessment filing process in 2008 gave taxpayers a choice of two deadlines, 31 October for paper tax returns and 31 January for online tax returns. In addition, any tax owed for the 2007-08 tax year had to be paid by 31 January. Usually,... »

Small Business Help

Real Help for Businesses on Offer

Many businesses are preparing for tough times ahead. But there is real help available now to keep business fighting fit. Businesses are being urged to take advantage of a range of business support packages on offer to help them through the economic downturn as part of a public information campaign being launched today. The campaign, which will feature print, radio and online advertisements, has been launched to promote the new Real Help for Businesses Now guide (263K PDF) on the Business Link website – bringing together support from across Government in one easy-to-access place. Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said: "Businesses do not face this recession alone. I want to ensure that businesses know how to access the support they need to weather the current global economic sto... »

Self-Assessment Deadline – Hurry

The self-assessment deadline is 31st January 2008 – hurry or you’ll be fined. »

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