Almost 65,000 people have paid their self assessment bills, totalling nearly £67 million, via the HMRC app since April 2022 according to latest figures. In December 2022, 14,170 individuals paid via the app – the highest number of app payments in one month since the facility was launched in February 2022.
The Self Assessment deadline for the 2021 to 2022 tax year is 31 January and HMRC is urging customers not to delay completing their tax return and paying any tax owed.
More than half of sole traders (52%) have not yet started their returns, according to research by software provider Intuit QuickBooks. Over two-thirds (68%) of sole traders already feel burnt out as a business owner entering 2023, while 44% said their biggest concern was the impact of the cost of living crisis on their business.
After hearing about the self-assessment app last year, we decided to give it a whirl ourselves. Good news! It’s pretty much idiot-proof, especially if your tax affairs are fairly standard and you’ve previously done your self assessments online.
To use HMRC’s app you just need your Government Gateway user ID and password that you will have used for previous returns. If you haven’t got these, you will need two forms of identity such as passport and driving licence.