A: No, you can file your tax return early but hold off on paying the associated liability until the 31 October deadline.
If you choose to pay and file using Revenue Online Services (ROS) then this deadline is extended further to 14 November 2018.
Filing your tax return early ensures that you know in plenty of time what your final payment will be and will allow you extra time to budget for what is one of the largest expenses you are likely to have on an annual basis.
By filing early, you also avoid the risk of being hit with any late filing surcharges by the Revenue Commissioners.
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