Sunday 31 October is of course the deadline for filing paper ‘Pay & File’ income tax returns for 2009.
As this date falls on a Sunday this year, the Revenue Commissioners have confirmed that returns submitted by post “with a postmarked date of 31st October” will meet the filing deadline.
To be honest, I don’t know if any post offices open on Sundays, nor do I know many individuals with access to franking machines on Sundays, although I presume that this concession also applies to returns posted from Post Offices tomorrow, Saturday 30 October.
Revenue also state that returns can be manually delivered to their headquarters in Francis Street, Limerick over the weekend, although this facility will really only be useful to taxpayers and agents in and around Limerick city.
Of course, the smart option is to prepare and file tax returns online via ROS, and avail of the extended deadline of 16 November.