The tax return deadline when filing your online Self Assessment for the tax year ending 5 April 2019 is midnight on 31 January 2020.
There are other important self-employed Self Assessment deadlines throughout the year too – see them all here.
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If you brought home untaxed income between 6 April 2017 and 5 April 2018 – for example if you were self-employed or earning money from a rental property – the deadline for filing your online tax return for this period was 31 January 2019.
If you’ve missed this filing deadline you’ve probably already received a fine. But the fines keep piling up the longer you delay, so it’s important to file your tax return and pay any tax owed as soon as possible.
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For untaxed income earned during the 2018-19 tax year, the online deadline for filing your Self Assessment tax return and paying your bill is midnight 31 January 2020.
Before the next online tax return deadline comes around, there are several other Self Assessment dates in 2019 to bear in mind. It’s unlikely that all of them will be relevant to you, but understand which ones apply so that you don’t miss any important deadlines.
If you continue earning untaxed income from 6 April 2019, this will fall into the tax year 2019-20, which ends on 5 April 2020.
The deadline for filing a 2019-20 Self Assessment tax return will be midnight on 31 January 2021, although keep an eye on Making Tax Digital announcements in case there are any updates.
Although 2021 may sound like a long way off, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your tax return as soon as you start earning the money. For example:
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21 November 2019 • 5-minute read
The self-employed usually need to file a Self Assessment tax return each year. This is true whether you’re a sole trader, are in a business…
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