No more queuing at that post office or sticking your tax bill on that personal credit card!

If you are one of those with plenty of time on your hands and who like to join that eternal queue in the good old (or should that be bad old?) post office to settle your tax bills then you’d best take a seat.

Because, from 15th December the “pay your tax at the post office” service is being withdraw.

So you’ll be able to utilise the extra hour or so you spent in that queue to do something more productive instead.Like choosing that Christmas Turkey! My partner tells me that Iceland does a mean frozen turkey that tops all the reviews but it seems like an awful long way to go to get a turkey to me.

There are also a fair number of you who, having loaded up the old credit card throughout November getting ready for Santa’s visit, decide to max out their credit limits entirely by sticking their annual tax bills on it as well.

Well sorry chaps – HMRC have decided to put the kibosh on that one as well. (Unless your credit card is of the corporate variety which remain acceptable.)

The good news, however, is that if you hurry up and pay a bit early you can still get away with that one as it doesn’t come into effect until 13th January 2018.

Don’t fret though, there are still loads of ways to pay the taxman……..

  • Direct Debit
  • Online
  • Telephone banking
  • Debit Card

More detailed guidance can be found here:-

https://www.gov.uk/topic/dealing-with-hmrc/paying-hmrc

And a Happy Christmas to you too!

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