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HMRC: Exclusions For 2021-22 Self Assessment Online Filing

I summarise the commonest exclusions ...


Posted by Roger Eddowes on 19/12/2022 @ 8:00AM

There are many reasons a tax return cannot be filed online and HMRC has released a list of those affected by software issues. I've summarised a few of them below, with help from the ICAEW's Tax Facility ...

If you've discovered HMRC won't let you file your tax return online, then do get in touch!

If you've discovered HMRC won't let you file your tax return online, then do get in touch!

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If you discover your tax return can't be filed online, then these exclusions are a reasonable excuse for filing after the 31st of October deadline for paper returns. HMRC doesn't usually charge a penalty if this is the case as long as the tax return is filed by the 31st of January.

"You must include a reasonable excuse claim with the tax return!"

My professional body, the ICAEW, has produced a list of the commonest reasons a tax return cannot be filed online and this is shown below. HMRC also published a complete list of exclusions which you can read by clicking here.

What ICAEW has compiled here is extensive, but not the complete list of exclusions published by HMRC. If you're planning on filing your tax return online soon and anything you've read jumps out as a red flag for you, then do get in touch as I'd be happy to advise you.

Until next time ...

Business Godparent


Would you like to know more?

A big thank you to ICAEW for their list of HMRC exclusions and if anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about filing your tax return with HMRC, it may be a great idea to call me on 01908 774320 and let's see how I can help you.

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About Roger Eddowes ...


Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.

Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.