Changes to paying HMRC

Paying HRMC by personal credit card. From 13 January 2018 HMRC will no longer  accept payments by personal credit cards.  From this date the new EU rules ban anyone from charging a customer extra when paying by credit card.  HMRC will continue to accept all debit cards, and they will accept corporate, business and commercial credit cards.

Paying HMRC at the Post Office. The Transcash service at the Post Office to pay HMRC is being withdrawn from 15 December 2017, so you won’t be able to pay via the post office either after this date.

HMRC can be paid by the following methods:

  • online or telephone banking, which includes Faster Payments, BACs and CHAPS
  • Debit card online or by telephone

Benefits of paying this way are:

  • it is more secure
  • it will save you time and the expense of going to the Post Office or bank.

Clients who are having difficulty making payment should contact HMRC as soon as possible.