The 2021/22 tax calendar

As we move into the second half of the year, all thoughts should now be moving to tax returns. We’ve put together a list of the key 2021 and 2022 dates for your Self-Assessment Tax Return.

The deadlines mentioned in this list apply to individuals who complete a self-assessment tax return, including self-employed and those who are in a business partnership.

5th April 2021
Final date of the 2020/21 tax year

The 5th of April is the final date of the 2020/21 tax year. This date signifies the point at which you should start filing any earnings you made between 6th April 2020 and 5th April 2021.

6th April 2021
Start date of the 2021/22 tax year

The 6th of April is the first date in the 2021/22 tax calendar year. This is the official starting date of the new tax year, and when completing your tax return, you must record any income made between now and the 5th of April 2022.

31st July 2021
Second tax payment due

If you pay your tax on account, you must ensure that your second payment has been made by the 31st of July. This should be your final contribution for the previous tax year.

5th October 2021
Self-Assessment tax registration deadline

If you started earning money through sole trading or self-employment on, or after, the 6th April 2020, you will need to register with HMRC and National Insurance by the 5th October 2021.

Once registered, HMRC will be able to file tax notices reminding you to submit your Self-Assessment return for the 2020/21 tax year.

31st October 2021
Self-Assessment tax returns deadline (paper)

If you are posting your Self-Assessment Tax Return, you must have completed it and sent it off by midnight on the 31st of October 2021.

30th December 2021
Tax returns deadline for automatic collections (online)

If you pay Self-Assessment tax through your PAYE tax code, you must submit your Self-Assessment return online by this date. This only applies if you would like HMRC to collect the money you owe in tax from your wages and pension contributions.

To find out if you are eligible to pay through your tax code, visit the government website here.

31st January 2022
Self-Assessment tax returns deadline (online)

The final date in the 2021/2022 tax calendar is 31st January 2022, which is the deadline for online Self-Assessment tax return submissions for the tax year ending 5th April 2021. By midnight on the 31st of January, you need to have recorded and shared your financial earnings for this year with HMRC.

If you made a mistake on your 2019/20 tax return, you also have up until this date to correct the information.

How Auria can help

At Auria, we think that doing your taxes shouldn’t be taxing! We cover all manner of Tax Compliance and Tax Planning work ranging from Income & Corporate Tax to Capital Gains & Inheritance Tax, and we can help you navigate the new 2021 and 2022 tax year changes.

If you’re looking for some help and guidance to get you through the next tax season, why not give us a call on 020 7291 1000.

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