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
Deadline to pay your second payment of tax through payment on account.
31st October (Midnight)
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 (Midnight)
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 (Midnight)
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Please note that the above information is from our own conducted research, is subject to becoming outdated and does not in any way constitute advice.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.