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Benefits of filing your tax return early

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You have until the 31 January 2025 to file your return and pay any tax you may owe, but there are many benefits to submitting your tax return early – you can: 

  • find out sooner if you’re due a refund and get it quicker too 
  • pay in instalments to help with your budgeting
  • get help if you can’t pay your Self Assessment tax
  • avoid the pressure and stress of doing it at the last-minute
  • use your tax return as proof of income for a mortgage, remortgage, loan and any benefit claims

Choosing to submit your tax return early does not mean you have to pay straight away. You will find how much tax you owe (if any) which does not have to be paid until 31 January 2025.

There’s lots of hints and tips on GOV.‌‌‌‌‌UK on how to get your tax return done early

HMRC’s YouTube channel has useful videos on filling in your tax return, or for anything else you can use our digital assistant and online chat

You can the HMRC online tool to check if you need to send a Self Assessment tax return. If you no longer need to complete a tax return watch HMRC videos on stopping Self Assessment

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