Published 22nd February 2013; Updated April 2021
So just how much will you have to pay?
It used to be the case that it didn’t matter if you filed your Tax Return late if there was no tax to pay because the penalty could not exceed the tax due. No longer such luxury. Now whether you have tax to pay or not there are automatic penalties for late filing and they can get expensive.
- On the day your Tax Return is late you have a penalty of £100.
- For each of the days after the first and up to 90 days you incur a penalty of £10 per day.
- That makes total penalties of £1,000 if you are a quarter of a year late.
- For the second quarter there is a quite different arrangement. The penalty is £300 or 5% of the tax due – whichever is the higher.
- And at the end of the fourth quarter there is another £300 or 5% of the tax due – whichever is the higher.
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