Fewer options available for those who choose not to pay online
There have been many changes for taxpayers in the ways they can pay tax owed to HMRC. Most of these have reduced the non-online options that are available. We have seen payslips only available online (unless you filed a paper return), the option to pay at the Post Office withdrawn and that HMRC will no longer be accepting credit card payments. This is because of the payment services directive that means HMRC can no longer pass on the fee a bank charges for processing a personal credit card payment.
Taxpayers who filed online will need to ensure they pay online or have printed their payslip from their digital account. The only option remaining for those without a payslip is by making a payment by printing a blank payslip from HMRC’s website. This is then sent to HMRC with a cheque. HMRC stress that it can’t be used for online payment and taxpayers are required to allow three working days for the payment to reach them – proof of posting may be advisable!
The Business Payment Support Service (0300 200 3835) can be contacted by the taxpayer who will need to supply the following information:
HMRC will question them about: