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HMRC sends 850,000 penalties to taxpayers

HMRC has begun to send 850,000 penalties to taxpayers who submitted their self-assessment tax returns late - 550,000 fewer than the same time last year.

Although the deadline for receiving online returns was 31 January, this year HMRC is not issuing penalties to people who sent their 2010/11 return online on 1 or 2 February, following strike action at HMRC's call centres on 31 January