As HMRC will no-longer be able to pass on the cost of card handling fees, payment of tax bills by personal credit card will no-longer be permitted. The ban came into force 13th January, though debit cards and corporate credit cards are still allowed.

This has caused some consternation among the 0.8% (454,000) of taxpayers, who prefer to spread their tax bill using a personal credit card, as HMRC only sent written warnings with tax bill reminders in December.


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