Quite interesting to know who completes their tax return on time figures show the following:-
- Older people are also more likely than younger ones to get their returns in on time, with only 104 per 10,000 tax returns filed by over-65s being late, compared with 833 for every 10,000 sent in by 18 to 20 year olds.
- Across the UK, taxpayers in Northern Ireland are the most likely to file on time, with 178 returns for every 10,000 being late, compared with 205 per 10,000 in Wales, and 233 late returns for every 10,000 in both Scotland and England.
- Looking across England, Londoners are the most likely to file their returns late, while those in the South West are the least likely to miss the January 31 deadline for filing self-assessment returns.
- Taxpayers in London filed 310 returns late for every 10,000 while those in the South West filed 184 returns late for every 10,000.
- People working in agriculture, fishing and forestry are the least likely to file a late return, with just 62 in every 10,000 returns being late, Accountants and lawyers are the next least likely to file a late return with 106 late returns per 10,000.
- Those working in administration and support services are the most likely to file a late return, with 296 returns per 10,000 being late.
The deadline for sending 2015-16 self assessment tax returns online to HM Revenue and Customs, and paying any tax owed is January 31 2017.