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Almost 1,100 complete online tax returns in Jersey

The new web-based system went live in January, with the government saying it is quicker and more convenient than the paper forms. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Almost 1,100 people have filed their tax return online in Jersey.

The new web-based system went live in January, with the government saying it is a quicker and more convenient way of processing their tax than by using the paper forms.

It forms part of a wider programme of digitisation of government services - however, the government says that paper forms are not being phased out yet.

I’m pleased that the new online form has been so popular with Islanders and that users have found it so easy to complete.

The launch of the online form was a significant move for the Government in modernising its services and its success will help streamline the tax assessment process by reducing inputting and assessment time needed by our staff to process the return.

– Susie Pinel, Jersey's Treasury Minister Deputy

The deadline for filing a tax return online is 31 July - two months later than the paper deadline of 31 May 2020.

The government says 81% of those who have used the service have rated it at four stars or above out of five.