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HMRC announced an increase in late payment interest rate

by | Jun 30, 2022 | News

HMRC have recently announced that from 5 July 2022, the 3.5% interest rate for late payments on main tax returns will be increased to 3.75%.
This has followed the Bank of England’s recent announcement about increasing its base rate from 1.0% to 1.25%.
Other interest rates for repayments and overpayment will remain the same, both set to 0.5%.

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  • 31st January – Online submission
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  • File your company’s tax return – 12 months after your company’s corporation Tax accounting period, ends.

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