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Dividend tax due will be calculated as part of your Self Assessment Tax Return. This is due for filing and payment on January 31st 2022 but can be filed anytime from April 6th 2021.

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Dividend tax due will be calculated as part of your Self Assessment Tax Return. This is due for filing and payment on January 31st 2022 but can be filed anytime from April 6th 2021.

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