January 27, 2003

Electronic Tax Returns

I submitted my 2002 Self Assessment Tax Return electronically for the first time this year, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised how simple and straight forward it was to do. I could go to the Inland Revenue website (the UK equivalent of the IRS in the USA), enter all the details and figures over a period of days or weeks, get everything checked for errors, see the official calculations based on those figurtes, and then submit my completed return electronically and finaly download a PDF copy for my records.

This is really what the "Government Gateway" and "e-government" is all about, and it is good to see the UK making good progress in this area.

Now if I could just renew my car's road tax license over the Internet rather than having to make a special trip to the main Post Office tomorrow, I would be a happy man.......

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Posted by Jorgen Thelin at January 27, 2003 11:00 AM - [PermaLink]
 
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Jorgen, Congraulations on your nomination for the WS-I, give 'em hell!! :-) Walt Posted by: Walt Driesner on January 30, 2003 05:48 PM