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Tell the Taxman Now

Newsletter issue - October 2010.

Did you know you could be landed with a penalty if you fail to tell the Taxman when you become liable to pay tax? For example, when you become self-employed, or make a large capital gain. The deadline for declaring that you have income tax or capital gains tax (CGT) chargeable relating to the year to 5 April 2010 is 5 October 2010.

If you miss that deadline, the Taxman may send you a failure to notify penalty, which can be up to 100% of the tax due. However, if you pay all the tax due on time, which for income tax and CGT relating to the 2009/10 tax year is by 31 January 2011, the penalty can be reduced to nil.

Where you have already received a self-assessment tax return form to complete for 2009/10 or a notice to file a self-assessment tax return online, your obligation to tell the Taxman is satisfied when you submit your tax return on time. But if you haven't got a tax return form, you need to ask the Taxman to set you up in the self-assessment system before 5 October 2010. We can help you with registration.

Once you are registered with the Tax Office, you should receive either a Tax Return form or a letter from the Taxman asking you to file a Tax Return online. The form or letter will include your Unique Taxpayer Reference number (UTR). If you submit a Tax Return that does not include your personal UTR number it may be rejected, and any tax payments you make will not be promptly matched to your records.

 


Christopher Kember FMAAT is licensed and regulated by AAT under licence number 7213. AAT is recognised by HM Treasury to supervise compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations and Sinden Thackeray Partnership is supervised by AAT in this respect.