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HMRC stated on twitter that 160 online Self-assessment tax returns were filed between 11.00 and 12.00 pm on New Years Eve. This may be because there was nothing decent to watch on telly or maybe it was an excuse for some peace and quiet. Whatever the reason they can start 2013 knowing it's completed and out of the way.
It is surprising how many leave it till the last minute and then panic as they have not got their Unique Tax Reference or online access sorted. As the penalties that are applied by the HMRC can quickly mount up, as they are applied daily, it makes sense to sort it out now.
Make 2013 the year you take hold of your paperwork instead of it taking hold of you. :-)