Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Self assessment bills paid via HMRC app
HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC) has revealed Lanarkshire residents are among the almost 65,000 customers to have paid their self assessment bills via its app since April last year.
In January, a total of 14,170 customers paid via the app – the highest number of app payments in one month since the facility was launched in February 2022.
The self assessment deadline for the 2021 to 2022 tax year was January 31.
For customers who need some extra help with their tax return, there are a wide range of resources available to help them complete it, including guidance online, webinars and several Youtube videos.
Customers are encouraged to check online for help before calling HMRC during what is the busiest time of the year.
The HMRC app is a quick, free and secure way to view their National Insurance number, Unique Taxpayer Reference or make a payment; it only takes around 60 seconds to pay via the app.
Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’S director general for customer services, said: “We want to help self assessment customers meet their obligations and offer a range of options to help customers pay their tax return bill.
“To choose the option that suits them, customers can search ‘ pay my self assessment’ on GOV. UK to find out more.”
Anyone who files their tax return or pays any tax owed now may face a penalty.
HMRC will treat those with genuine excuses leniently, as it focuses on those who persistently fail to complete their tax returns and deliberate tax evaders.
A full range of payment options are available via https://www.gov.uk/pay-selfassessment-tax-bill