Jersey’s tax authorities say more than 4,000 islanders have, so far, submitted their 2017 returns.
The Taxes Office says taxpayers who want to receive their assessment earlier in the year should follow suit and get their returns in.
The Comptroller of Taxes, Richard Summersgill, said: “We know that some taxpayers want their bill as early as possible for budgeting purposes. We have cleared the few outstanding 2016 returns, and have started working through the 2017 returns that have been submitted.”
“As we have already received more than 4,000 returns, we would advise those who want their bill early to file in February. By 2020 our new software will provide instant assessments for taxpayers who complete their returns online. For most, there will be no waiting time.”
Late last year the office revealed significant delays in processing 2016 returns, and they say 2017 returns will take all of this year to process.
It comes as most of their experience staff focus on a transformation process to streamline the service.
Guidance on filling out tax returns is available here with new section-by-section instructions about completing the form and how-to videos.