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Changes revealed for Self-Assessment tax return threshold for the 2023-2024 tax year.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has disclosed its intentions to elevate the income threshold that requires individuals to submit a Self-Assessment tax return.  

This adjustment is due to take effect from the 2023-2024 tax year.  

What are the current rules? 

For the current tax period (2022-2023), individuals are obligated to send a Self-Assessment tax return if they have earnt over £1,000 in the last year as a sole trader.  

Individuals also must submit a tax return if they were part of a business partnership or if they have a generated income of £100,000 or more.  

What are the new proposed changes? 

HMRC has proclaimed that from the 2023-2024 tax year, the income threshold demanding the submission of a Self-Assessment form will be elevated from £100,000 to £150,000. 

This amendment is anticipated to be favourably received by numerous employees across the UK.  

Despite this, individuals who now fall below this revised threshold are still required to send a Self-Assessment form if they fulfil any of the following prerequisites: 

  • Engaged in self-employment with a gross income exceeding £1,000 
  • Receipt of any untaxed income  
  • Obligated under the High-Income Child Benefit Change 
  • Partner in a business partnership 

This development follows the recent HMRC revisions to the tax rate threshold for the tax year 2023-2024. The revised policy stipulates that individuals earning over £124,140 will now be subjected to an additional tax rate of 45 per cent.  

These proposed amendments are projected to result in a higher tax obligation for thousands of taxpayers, considering the former threshold was an annual income of £150,000.  

If you would like advice on how to submit a Self-Assessment tax return, get in touch today.  

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