Tax filing deadline looms over UK expats

Pedro Gonçalves
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Britons living overseas should take extra care with HMRC's deadlines since first time filers can only access the self-assessment online system if they have the right tax references and passwords, a document that can take up to three weeks to arrive in the post. With the clock ticking down to the 11.59pm, January 31 deadline, about 11 million people are required to submit a self-assessment tax return. Before anyone can complete a tax return, they must have a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) and activation code from HMRC. This can take a while to receive, especially for expats overseas. ...

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