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. ...
To continue reading this article...
Join International Investment
Join International Investment today
Unlock members-only benefits:
- Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights, video features and market intelligence
- Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on international financial centres, regional trends international advice and global industry leaders
- Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters
- Hear the latest cross jurisdictional developments in wealth planning, tax, regulation, investing, retirement and protection
- Members-only access to the Editor’s weekly news roundup newsletter
- Members-only access to analysis via our exclusive industry polls
- Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes