July 19, 2019

Tax Year Dates

Written by Edward Woodcock

Dinghy Co-Founder

When is the end of the tax year?

In the UK, the tax year runs from the 6th April to the 5th April the following year. These dates are the same each year. The dates for upcoming tax years are:

Tax year 2019/2020

Saturday 6th April 2019 – Sunday 5th April 2020

Tax year 2020/2021

Monday 6th April 2020 – Monday 5th April 2021

Tax year 2021/2022

Tuesday 6th April 2021 – Tuesday 5th April 2022

Tax year 2022/2023

Wednesday 6th April 2022 – Wednesday 5th April 2023

Previous Tax Years

Previous tax years fell on the following dates, which may be useful for past reference or for reviewing your past tax returns or accounts.

Tax year 2018/2019

Friday 6th April 2018 – Friday 5th April 2019

Tax year 2017/2018

Thursday 6th April 2017 – Thursday 5th April 2018

Annual Tax Calendar for Freelancers

31st July

Deadline to pay your second payment of tax through payment on account.

31st October

Deadline to file a paper tax return. Note that this date is earlier than the deadline to file online. With the government Making Tax Digital initiative, more and more freelancers are now submitting online.

30th December

Provided you have submitted your tax return prior to this date, if you pay tax through PAYE and have a tax bill under £3,000 you can opt to pay any tax currently due; over 12 months via your PAYE code.

31st January

The deadline to file online tax returns is 31st January. This date is also the deadline to pay any tax currently due.

Please note that the above information is from our own conducted research, is subject to becoming outdated and does not in any way constitute advice. Please always speak to your accountant or another accredited professional for information and advice on matters of tax.

About Edward Woodcock

Edward has been a technologist for over a decade, with the bulk of his experience in building software for the insurance and e-commerce markets. Having been a freelancer for over three years, Ed has directly gone through the biggest pains that most freelancers experience and knows first-hand what concerns them. This established in him a passion to solve these freelancer worries and improve their lives, so in 2017 he co-founded getdinghy.com, an insurance provider that specialises in freelancer insurance.

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