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Below are some key financial dates and deadlines for April 2017.

1 April 2017

  • Payment of corporation tax liabilities for accounting periods ended 30 June 2016 for small and medium-sized companies not liable to pay by instalments.
  • Multiple contractors to advise HMRC that they wish to be treated as a single contractor for 2017-18.

5 April 2017

  • 2016-17 tax year end.
  • Ensure personal allowances, exemptions and tax bands are used efficiently.
  • Deadline to pay previously unpaid class 3 National Insurance contributions for 2010-11.
  • Deadline to make a lump sum payment to increase state pension by up to £25 a week.

6 April 2017

  • Start of 2017-18 tax year.
  • Ensure payroll and other systems are updated.
  • Personal allowances increased to £11,500.

7 April 2017

  • Due date for VAT returns and payment for 28 February 2017 quarter (electronic payment).

14 April 2017

  • Quarterly corporation tax instalment for large companies depending on accounts year end.
  • Forms CT61 to be submitted and tax paid for the quarter ended 31 March 2017.

19 April 2017

  • Payment of PAYE, NIC, construction industry scheme and student loan liabilities for month ended 5 April 2017 if not paying electronically.
  • File monthly construction industry scheme return.
  • Payment of PAYE liability for quarter ended 5 April 2017 if average monthly liability is less than £1,500.

21 April 2017

  • File online monthly EC sales list.
  • Submit supplementary intrastat declarations for March 2017.

22 April 2017

  • PAYE, National Insurance contributions and student loan liabilities should have cleared HMRC's bank account.

30 April 2017

  • Companies House should have received accounts of private companies with 31 July 2016 year end and public limited companies with 31 October 2016 year end.
  • HMRC should have received corporation tax self-assessment returns for companies with accounting periods ended 30 April 2016.