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File your tax return early and pay for your Christmas shopping

by Sable International | Nov 25, 2013
  • On Christmas day last year, more than 1,500 people spent the day filing their tax returns. Another 14,330 people lodged their tax returns on Christmas Eve - more than treble the previous year. Sable Accounting can help you avoid this last-minute rush by meeting the 31st January 2014 deadline well in advance.

    Whether you are planning a holiday break or celebrating in style, filing your tax return early lets you use your potential tax refund to enjoy-stress free Christmas shopping.

    The first to do is to ascertain whether or not you need to submit a tax return. If you meet any of the following criteria, you might need to file your tax return by the 31st January 2014:

    • You are self-employed
    • You are a company director
    • Your annual income is £100,000 or more
    • You have savings and/or investments
    • You have a rental property
    • You or your partner receive Child Benefit and your income is over £50,000
    • You get income from overseas
    • You have income from trusts, settlements and estates
    • You have Capital Gains Tax to pay
    • You’ve lived or worked abroad or aren’t domiciled in the UK
    • You’re a trustee

    It might be tempting to leave it to the last minute, or ignore it completely and hope that you don't end up with a tax bill to pay, but filing your tax return early avoids the pressure of the last-minute rush. 

    By doing the hard work for you, Sable Accounting will ensure that you are not visited by ghosts of Christmas past when it comes to your money and tax bills. 

    If you are unsure whether or not you need to submit a tax return, give us a call on +44 (0) 20 7759 7553 or email us for more information. 

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