Do I need to submit a tax return?
You have just over three weeks to submit your self-assessment tax return to HMRC. If you don’t, you’ll face an initial fixed fine of £100, which applies even if no tax is due.
If you’re not sure whether you should be filing one, check the list below:
People need to complete a tax return if they:
- are a self-employed sole trader
- are a partner in a partnership business
- are a minister of religion (of any faith)
- are a trustee or executor of an estate
- have an annual income of £100,000 or more before tax (employee or pensioner)
- earned more than £2,500 from renting out property
- have income from savings and investments of £10,000 or more before tax
- or their partner received Child Benefit and either of them had an annual income of more than £50,000
- received more than £2,500 in other untaxed income, for example from tips or commission
- earned income from abroad that they need to pay tax on
- are a trustee of a trust or a registered pension scheme
- received a P800 form from HMRC which said they didn’t pay enough tax last year and they haven’t paid what they owe