How to pay HMRC over the telephone.

Without the self assessment reminders this year to submit and pay, many taxpayers are wondering left how to pay.  Unless they have internet access they are unable to pay, as they do not have paying in slips for use at the post office or bank. Looking at HMRC website there is no indication that tax can be paid over the telephone. 

I have just telephoned HMRC agent helpline and although HMRC do accept payment over the telephone, the person agreed that she could not find it on the HMRC "Pay your self assessment tax bill".

For those in the same position having to fend off frustrated clients, the number is 0300 200 3402.


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  • Yes, but as Mark says, only useful if taxpayer has internet access.  I have many clients who don't, and don't 'do' telephone banking either, because they cannot remember all the passcodes etc.  Like Mark, I was scrabbling round to try to find a way they could pay their bills by telephone with a debit card.  Personally I think it's disgraceful that HMRC is making it so difficult this year for people to pay tax in a way that they would like to use.  I know it saves costs but HMRC should allow those who prefer traditional banking methods and post to be able to use them.  I do hope TaxFac will take this up with HMRC and ensure that, in the future, telephone payments is shown as an option.
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