Skip to main content

Taxation: Self-Assessment

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was owed in outstanding fines for the late return of self-assessment tax forms at the end of each of the last nine financial years. (133326)

The information requested is not available for each of the last nine years. The self- assessment penalties outstanding at the end of HM Revenue and Customs accounting years, both in monetary amounts and in percentage terms against the cumulative penalties raised, are set out in the table. HMRC accounting years run to the end of October.

SA penalties outstanding (£ million)

Outstanding as a percentage of charges raised

1998

54.81

47.08

1999

92.37

36.99

2000

112.95

28.37

2001

127.24

23.30

2002

136.26

19.76

2003

131.79

15.68

2004

134.45

13.28

2005

145.52

12.02