January 12th, 2015

Men worse than women at filing tax returns

Women are more likely than men to send in their tax return on time, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) analysis has revealed.

For every 10,000 tax returns received the amount that were late last year were:

Men – 394
Women – 358

As well as a gender gap, HMRC’s analysis showed a significant difference in filing behaviour between age ranges;

18 to 20 – 1,085
65 or over – 155

HMRC’s analysis found that the older you are, the more likely you are to send in your tax return on time.

Differences between workers in different industries were;

Agriculture, fishing and forestry industry -109
Lawyers and accountants came second – 219
Health and social workers – 262
Construction – 352
Administrative – 388
Information and communication – 390

And across the United Kingdom the figures were;

Northern Ireland – 301
Wales – 346
England – 374
Scotland – 391

You can avoid adding to the statistics by getting us to help you get your return on time. We’re Chartered Accountants based in St Helens, Liverpool and online. Just call 0151 426 4512.

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Jonathan trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in Liverpool before becoming a small business services manager for Grant Thornton in Warrington. He also spent three years as the financial controller for Brookside and Hollyoaks (not that he ever mentions it!).

Jonathan is recognised as a specialist in the entertainment industry and is often called upon to provide training courses and seminars for media professionals. He's also a bit of a technology geek and has been recognised with the accountancy industry as one of the most progressive accountants in the UK.
Outside of work Jonathan is very proud to be the Treasurer of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and to be on the Council of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

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