HMRC to stop automatically sending out physical copies of tax-return forms

Pedro Gonçalves
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HMRC has revealed that blank copies of self-assessment returns will no longer be sent automatically, as part of an attempt to drive up use of digital platforms. The government department emphasised that the change does not prevent taxpayers filing a paper return if they still want to, although it said those who are able to file online will be encouraged to do so. Last year, HMRC automatically sent out more than 500,000 returns. More than nine in 10 (94%) of its customers filed their returns online. From April, instead of automatically receiving a paper return, taxpayers who have fi...

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