HMRC has announced that the 6 July deadline for filing the annual returns relating to UK employment-related securities has been extended to 24 August 2017. This is due to issues with the HMRC Online Service when returns could not be uploaded by users for a couple of weeks.

If the annual returns are submitted on or after 25 August 2017, the automatic penalty of £100 will apply. Further penalties will be charged 3 months, 6 months and 9 months from the original filing deadline of 6 July 2017.