Changes to methods of paying HMRC

Changes to methods of paying HMRC

HMRC has announced that from 15 December 2017 taxpayers will no longer be able to make payments for outstanding tax bills at any Post Office via cheque, cash or credit/debit card.

In addition the new EU Payment Services Directive 2 legislation comes into effect on 13 January 2018 and from that date HMRC will no longer accept ‘personal’ credit card payments. Corporate, business and commercial credit and debit cards aren’t affected by the new legislation. The new legislation removes the ability for HMRC to charge fees for payments made by ‘personal’ credit cards.

Depending on the type of tax being paid, methods of payment include Postal Payments, Direct Debit (over the internet or phone), Faster Payment, BACS and CHAPS.

If you would like more information or talk to us about your tax affairs in general, please contact our Tax Partners, Steve Crompton or Chris Barrington on the details below:

Steve Crompton
Partner – Head of Tax
direct dial: 01942 292541
mobile: 07790 840394

Chris Barrington
Tax Partner
direct dial: 01942 292505
mobile: 07730 436070