According to official HMRC figures, some 2,700 people filed their self-assessment tax return on Christmas Day in 2020. The peak time for completing tax returns was 14:00 to 14:59, with more than 200 customers pressing send on their online form.
In total, 31,400 customers completed their 2019 to 2020 tax returns between 24 and 26 December:
- Christmas Eve: 20,200 tax returns were filed – the peak time for filing was 11:00 to 11:59 when 2,892 returns were received
- Christmas Day: 2,700 tax returns were filed – the peak time for filing was 14:00 to 14:59 when 214 returns were received
- Boxing Day: 8,500 tax returns were filed – the peak time for filing was 15:00 to 15:59 when 858 returns were received
By comparison, 34,200 people submitted their tax returns during the same period last year. If you’re one of the people yet to complete your tax return, why not check out our podcast episode “Hints & Tips in Completing Your Annual Self-Assessment Tax Return” which is full of expert advice to help you.