What are the UK tax year dates and filing deadlines?

The UK tax year for individuals starts and ends in April. After that you’ll have 7 to 10 months to prepare your tax return, depending on whether you’ll do the filing on paper (if filling out forms is your thing) or online.

Tax year dates

  • Tax year for individuals: April 6th to April 5th

Tax filing deadlines

  • Income tax filing deadline (paper): October 31st
  • Income tax filing deadline (online): January 31st

Tax payment deadlines

  • Income tax payment deadline: January 31st
  • Class 2 National Insurance Contribution (NIC) payment deadline: October 31st

UK tax year dates and filing deadlines

Tax filing is done via self assessment.

If you’ve never done self assessment before you’ll have to register for it online with HMRC. The entire process can take few days as they will send you activation codes by post.

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