HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will no longer send out paper returns to self-assessment taxpayers in an effort to encourage tax payers to use the online service and reduce paper waste.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will no longer send out paper returns to self-assessment taxpayers in an effort to encourage taxpayers to use the online service and reduce paper waste.
Taxpayers will still be able to file a paper return if they wish, but HMRC will encourage those who have access to a computer to file digitally instead.
People who have previously submitted their tax return on paper will now receive a short notice to file and instructed to download a blank version of the return form or telephone HMRC to ask for one.
Taxpayers whose personal circumstances mean they cannot file digitally will continue to receive a blank paper return.
“Digitisation remains an HMRC priority, but we’re still committed to giving taxpayers the ability to choose what’s best for them, so those who want to file a paper return can still do so.”
Paper will also be reduced when HMRC ceases providing more than 3 million blank P45s and 11 million P60s in April, as most employers already use their existing HMRC, free or commercial software to produce P45s and P60s for their employees.
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