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Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:10:36 GMT by lgtv
Hello. I have registered for my first time Self Assessment recently (mid of September 2022), since I have applied for split year and I just realised that I have to fill in SA109 and it cannot be filed online by myself and I have to send it by post later on. As I am still waiting for the UTR and hopefully it would be received on mid of October 2022. The deadline of paper tax returns is on 31 October 2022. In such case, will I get any penalties if I send the tax returns by post on or before 31 October 2022, but HMRC comes back with me after 31 October 2022 and I paid the tax after 31 October 2022? Thank you.
Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:24:10 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi lgtv,

If the paper retrun is received after 31/10/22 then yes a late filing penalty would be applied.
You can still file online if you purchase 3rd party software to include the SA109 -
Self Assessment commercial software suppliers
Whichever method you wish to choose, the whole return must be done at the same time.

Thank you.
Posted Sat, 24 Sep 2022 11:27:01 GMT by lgtv
Hello, thank you for your reply. Sorry, I should make it clear on my question. I would like to know if I send the paper tax returns before 31/10/2022, however, HMRC needs time to calculate my tax amount and send me the tax letter after 31/10/2022 to inform the amount that I need to pay, under this circumstance, would I get penalty? Or as long as I sent the paper tax returns before 31/10/2022, HMRC must send the tax letter to me before 31/10/2022 to let me pay before the deadline? Thank you.
Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:51:05 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

As long as the paper return is received by 31/10/22 then you will receive notification of the amount to pay prior to the 31/1/23 deadline.

No penalty would then occur if you then make payment by the due date .

Thank you.

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