31 October 2009 self assessment deadline

HMRC are warning taxpayers who wish to file a paper (non electronic) tax return for the 2008/09 tax year, should generally reach them by midnight on Saturday 31 October 2009 (or be hand delivered by Monday 2 November).

However, due to proposed postal strike action, HMRC are further advising that returns: * posted before the 31 October but not delivered by that date (proof of posting will be required) or * hand delivered to a local tax office, if more convenient will also not attract a late filing penalty. The deadline for filing returns may be later in some circumstances for example: * you received your tax return or a letter (called a 'Notice to File') telling you to file online after the 31 July * there's no software available to file your tax return online for example Non-Resident Companies. If you fail to make the paper filing deadline, please do get in touch if you would like us to help you file your return online. Taxpayers generally have until 31 January 2010 to submit their self assessment return online.