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What tax years can I file online?

Article ID: 1296
Last updated: 18 Mar, 2021

Self Assessment

Filing Deadlines 

Your Self Assessment Tax Return (SA100, SA800, SA900) normally has to be completed and submitted to HM Revenue and Customs by 31st October following the tax year end (5th April) if you file on paper, or by 31st January following the tax year end if you file online. So the 2021 tax return (for the tax year 2020-2021) is due by 31st October 2021, if filed by paper, or by 31st January 2022, if filed online. You will be sent your tax return – or a notice to file online – usually around May after the end of the tax year.

HMRC Online Filing Availability

The following years remain open for online filing of self assessment returns.

Original Submission Amended Submission




Earlier years' tax returns will require paper filing.

Corporation Tax

Filing Deadline and Online Filing Window

Original corporation tax returns should usually be filed within 12 months of the company accounting period end to avoid late filing penalties and interest. You can file original corporation tax returns online after the filing deadline, for periods going back to 2013/14 (that we are aware of). These will still usually incur the late filing penalties and any interest chargeable.

Amended corporation tax returns can be filed online within 12 months of the original filing deadline. As the original filing deadline is is normally 12 months after the accounting period end, you will usually have 2 years from the accounting period end to file an amended return. Once this submission window has closed, an amended return has to be filed by paper.

Article ID: 1296
Last updated: 18 Mar, 2021
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