Hi, Richard James here to give you an update on the Personal Tax Account.
Some big news. We now have more than one million customers using the new Personal Tax Account.
We have made it easier for customers to sign into their account and this is reflected in the numbers. On some days leading up to the Self Assessment deadline in January we had around 40,000 to 50,000 new customers accessing their account for the first time. We’ve come a long way since we publicly launched the account in December 2015 when just 3,000 people were using it.
Have you tried it yet?
From the Personal Tax Account sign in page you can now log in by setting up a Government Gateway account. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll need to have your National Insurance number and your P60 handy. If you already have a Government Gateway account it will be even quicker. To make the process even more secure we’ll text you a security code that you’ll need to enter each time you use your account.
You can also find out more about the Personal Tax Account by watching the HMRC YouTube video about it.
34 different actions
That’s how many things you can already do in the Personal Tax Account that would have previously meant a letter or phone to call to us.
- seeing how your tax is calculated
- telling us about changes affecting your company car
- claiming tax that’s due back
- seeing the progress of forms you’ve sent us
- checking the expected level of your state pension
- registering for a paperless relationship which HMRC
And we’re continuing to add to it all the time. Later this year, you will also be able to:
- claim a PAYE repayment
- make payments online
- claim flat rate expenses
- check your employment history
Exciting times. I’ll post again soon to let you know how we’re getting on.