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Income Tax: Self-assessment

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to ensure the efficient administration of online tax returns for the 2007-08 tax year. (229583)

[holding answer 23 October 2008]: During this year, HMRC has made substantial investment in its online filing service for Self-Assessment (SA). HMRC’s free software for SA, used by unrepresented individuals, has been redesigned to make it much easier for customers to complete. HMRC has also updated its underpinning IT infrastructure, providing greater capacity, resilience and enhanced management information. This information helps HMRC ensure that peak demands are successfully managed.