Why The UK Tax Year Begins On April 6 (It’s A Very Strange Tale)

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By Jane Frecknall-Hughes in The Conversation.      

You might think, logically, that the beginning of the tax year would coincide with the calendar year – and in some countries it does. In the UK, however, the scramble to get your affairs in order comes to its conclusion on April 5, with the new tax year starting on April 6. To understand the reason for this apparently random date, you have to go back to medieval times.


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