Employers reminded of tax return deadline

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has offered advice to employers to help them avoid paying a hefty penalty by missing the tax return deadline.

Bosses are required to fill in their annual returns online by May 19th, otherwise they are almost certain to face a fine for late-filing.

In previous years, the penalty was delayed to give employers extra time to get their tax affairs in order, although this tax return deadline has now been withdrawn.

Furthermore, managers will now be liable for a penalty if they file their annual return on paper, despite the charge been levied for those with five or fewer employees last year.

For more information on filing your tax return, read our 10 top tips to filling in your tax return correctly.

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Companies were also recently reminded by the government to prepare for the introduction of Agency Workers Regulations on October 1st, for which they may need to seek employment law advice.

The legislation has been introduced with the purpose of improving the workplace for agency workers and job seekers alike.

Published on: May 9, 2011

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