Last year around 19,000 returns were submitted via the internet, which was 30% of the total number, and those taxpayers will receive an email reminder that this year’s system is ready for use.
Meanwhile, those who submitted a paper form last year will receive a new one through the post.
The Taxes Office said that online filing was quicker, more convenient and easier and Islanders were being urged to use the system. This can be done by activating a ‘Onegov account’, which includes setting up a digital ID using the Yoti app.
Last year the States agreed to move the 45,000 Islanders who pay tax on prior-year earnings to a current-year basis.
These individuals are being asked to submit their forms as soon as possible so their tax position can be established and how much they owe or are owed can be assessed.
The deadlines for filing paper returns is 31 May, while for online it is 31 July.
Comptroller of Revenue Richard Summersgill said: ‘As ever, I would urge Islanders to complete their tax returns in a timely manner, ahead of the relevant deadline.
‘Taxpayers can file their return online for a more efficient and easier experience and I would especially urge former PYB taxpayers to take advantage of online filing. For them, completing their tax return in a timely way will give them clarity on their tax position, and help them forward plan.’
Along with their return form, taxpayers are also due to receive a letter from Mr Summersgill apologising for delays in 2020 caused by the move to online filing.
More information about online filing is available at gov.je. Guidance for employees looking to claim a home-working allowance if employers have not paid expenses, is also available on the site.