Do I need to complete a tax return?
If you receive a tax return from HMRC then you must complete it – even if you have no further tax to pay – unless HMRC agree to withdraw the tax return.
HMRC may agree to withdraw the tax return if you tax affairs are relatively straightforward and they are satisfied that all of the tax you owe has already been paid. If HMRC do not agree to withdraw the tax return, then you will have to prepare and file a tax return by the following deadlines:
Paper Tax Return Deadline
31st October following the end of the tax year (6th April).
Online Tax Return Deadline
31st January following the end of the tax year.
Even if you do not receive a tax return from HMRC, this does not necessarily mean you do not have to complete one. The responsibility is on you, as the taxpayer, to file a return if required.
Our checklist will provide you with helpful information on completing a Self-Assessment Tax Return.