From the 13th January 2018 HMRC will no longer accept personal credit card payments to pay self assessment tax bills. This change in policy comes into effect on the same day as the Government introduces a ban on credit and debit surcharges in the UK.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) charged £50m in credit card fees charged to taxpayers that have had to pay their outstanding tax bills on credit over the last five years, according to figures obtained by Telegraph Money.
A HMRC spokesman said: “We will no longer be accepting personal credit card payments from the 13 January as new rules mean that we can no longer pass on what our bank charge for processing a credit card payment. It would be unfair to expect other taxpayers to pick up this cost. There are a range of ways for people to pay us depending on the type of tax being paid, including debit cards, Direct Debit, Faster Payment and BACS.”