Corporation Tax surcharge suspension stands for 23 September deadline and Income Tax Pay & File deadline extended to 10 December

Sep 17, 2020
Revenue has just announced a four-week extension to the Pay & File deadline for those who file online.  For taxpayers who file their 2019 Self-assessed Income Tax Return and make the appropriate payment through ROS in respect of Preliminary Tax for 2020 and any Income Tax balance due for 2019, the due date is extended from 12 November 2020 to Thursday, 10 December 2020. For full details see eBrief 174/20.

Revenue also confirmed to Chartered Accountants Ireland that the corporation tax return surcharge suspension continues to stand for the 23 September deadline.

The volatile public health situation facing the country due to COVID-19 infection rates means that a decisive extension of the income tax deadline offers a much needed measure of respite and certainty to the majority of accountants and to businesses in these uncertain times. 

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