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People warned to complete tax returns on time or face £100 penalty

Late tax forms could result in a fine Credit: ITV NEWS

HM Revenue and Customs is warning people who have to complete a 2013/14 tax return that paper returns received after the 31st October deadline will result in a £100 penalty.

HMRC can issue the £100 late-filing penalty even if you have no tax to pay, or you pay your tax on time. The tax office says the more you delay sending in your paper return, the more you could pay, as there are further penalties after three, six and 12 months.

Around 1.9 million people in the South East have to file a Self Assessment return, including those in the following postcode areas:

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