Deadlines for self-assessed tax returns

Self-assessed taxpayers should make their “pay and file” tax return by 31 October 2017, if they are making a paper return. People using the Revenue Online System (ROS) now have until Thursday 16 November 2017 to make their return.

You should pay and file on time to avoid surcharges, interest and penalties, and reduce your risk of a tax audit. Under the pay and file system, you must do the following :

  • Make your tax return for the 2016 tax year, including a self-assessment of your tax due for that year
  • Pay the balance of any tax due for 2016
  • Pay Preliminary Tax for the current tax year – 2017.

Visit for more information, including a guide on completing your tax return (pdf).

Read more about the extended deadline and opening hours for ROS.