According to HMRC, a record number of taxpayers filed their 2007/08 self assessment tax returns online. 5.75 million returns were filed online by the 31 January 2009 deadline, beating last year’s by over 50%.
On the busiest day, Friday 30 January, a record 390,000 returns were filed.
Mark Holden, Director of HMRC’s Carter Programme, said:
"HMRC's Self Assessment online service enables people to do business with Government in the way we know they want to.”
Source: HMRC self assessment record