HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 1,773 online tax returns on Christmas Day – a 13% increase on last year’s total of 1,566 say Harris & Co accountants Northampton
HMRC’s Christmas data logs reveal the busiest time for online returns on 25 December was between midday and 1pm, when 148 Yuletide returns were delivered electronically.
Christmas Eve, traditionally a much busier day for festive filing than the big day itself, saw 17,644 online returns successfully submitted. This was up 4% on the 17,000 received on 24 December 2013.
Another 4,811 online returns ticked all the boxes on Boxing Day – a 7% increase on the 4,493 received last year.
In total, 24,228 online returns were received over the three-day festive period – up 5% on the 2013 total of 23,059.