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Income tax returns

Deadline extended for submission of personal income tax returns

Following the postponement of the issue of paper tax returns to individual tax payers for the year ended 5 April 2020 last month, the Income Tax Division has confirmed they will now be issued on 6 May 2020.

Acknowledging the month’s delay, the deadline for the submission of personal income tax returns before the imposition of any penalty will be extended from 6 October 2020 to 6 November 2020, whether the return is submitted online or in paper format.

In the interests of the safety and welfare of customers and staff, the public counter on the Second Floor of Government Office remains closed. Anyone with queries should contact the team either by

Telephone:   +44 1624 685400

However, as the Division always receives a large number of enquiries immediately following the issue of returns, it would be appreciated if you would only get in touch with urgent matters.

Many of the officers who work in the Income Tax Division are currently engaged in other duties during the current crisis. It is therefore highly likely that the processing of assessments and any refunds is likely to take longer than in previous years, and this should be taken into account when submitting your return.

The team would also like to remind customers that a comprehensive suite of Online Tax Services is available to help you submit your tax return and receive assessments, as well as making and receiving payments from your own home at a time suitable to you.

Almost half of all taxpayers now use this increasingly popular service. If you have not already enrolled, you can do so by calling the Division on +44 1624 685400 or visiting