There's always a flurry of activity in January with the annual self-assessment tax return deadline quickly approaching.

It seems that there also was a flurry of activity on Christmas Day as HMRC received 3,003 online tax returns on Christmas Day 2019 (248 were submitted before 8am!). This was a 15% increase on the number of returns submitted on Christmas Day 2018.

If you didn’t submit your tax return on Christmas Day (presents, Christmas dinner and Gavin and Stacey were far more appealing in my household), remember that the deadline for submitting your 2018-2019 self-assessment tax return online is 31 January 2020.