The Revenue Commissioners announced yesterday that the 31 October filing deadline for 2009 self-assessment tax returns is being extended again this year until Tuesday 16 November, for online returns.
To qualify for this extension, the taxpayer (or their accountant) must file the return using the online ROS system. In addition, the following tax balances must also be paid online by 16 November, using the ROS system:
- Preliminary Tax for 2010; and
- Income Tax balance due for 2009,
The extended deadline does not apply unless:
- the return is filed on ROS; and
- the appropriate tax payment is made using ROS.
Otherwise the existing deadline of 31 October applies to both the payment due and the filing of the return.
I also understand that the extended 16 November deadline also applies for the purposes of RAC, AVC and PRSA pension payments, where a taxpayer pays & files via ROS by 16 November next. Such pension payments, if made by 16 November 2010, can attract backdated tax relief against 2009 tax liabilities.
Again if the taxpayer doesn’t qualify for the 16 November extension, any such pension payments will only attract the tax relief if paid by 31 October next.
For more, see the Revenue announcement.