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Tax return deadline nears for employers and contractors

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Contractors and employers are being reminded to submit their tax returns ahead of the 5 May 2018 deadline, which is now only two weeks away.

If the Income Tax Division has not received the tax returns for the year ended 5 April 2018 by 5 May 2018, a £250 penalty will be charged. Contractors and employers may also be liable to a penalty charge of £50 per day for each day that the return continues to remain outstanding: commencing from the day after the £250 penalty is charged. Even if the penalties are paid, the tax returns must still be submitted and the contractor or employer may be prosecuted for failing to do so.

Employers are reminded that they can submit their tax return online. Anyone who is interested in doing so should go to in order to register for Government Online Services and then follow the link to enrol for Income Tax Services.

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