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Reminder On Filing Online

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded anyone missing the 31 October deadline for filing paper self assessment tax return for 2009-2010 that they have until the end of January to file online.

Anyone filing on paper, rather than online, now that the deadline for paper returns has passed could face a £100 penalty.

Taxpayers filing online for the first time will first need to register for online filing at

They will be given a user ID and an activation code that will be posted to them within seven working days. Once these have been received, the taxpayer can file online.

HMRC is also reminding people who have filed online to make sure that they have their user ID and password to hand in case they leave filing until very close to the deadline and then can’t find them. It can take seven working days to get replacements.

The deadline for online self assessment returns is Monday, 31 January.

LINK: Self assessment guidance