Taxman receives £17,000 a second

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File photo dated 16/01/07 of money as Some 100,000 higher-earning families who have not registered to opt out of receiving child benefit will be in line for fines if they fail to contact the tax authorities by the deadline of midnight tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. See PA story MONEY Tax. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
File photo dated 16/01/07 of money as Some 100,000 higher-earning families who have not registered to opt out of receiving child benefit will be in line for fines if they fail to contact the tax authorities by the deadline of midnight tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. See PA story MONEY Tax. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The taxman is receiving around £17,000 a second in payments in the final hours before the self-assessment deadline.

By lunchtime today, around 9.5 million self-assessment forms had been submitted ahead of tonight's cut-off for online returns, with a total of around 10.8 million expected to be submitted for the 2012-13 tax year.