May 14, 2024 News No Comments

HMRC have made improvements to their mobile phone app which could help individuals to find information and manage taxes, without needing to pick up the phone.

The app allows you to:

• Check your PAYE tax code – this ensures you are paying the correct amount of tax on your income.

• Claim a P800 repayment – if you have paid too much tax, you can claim the repayment through the app and receive the refund via BACS.

• Check your State Pension forecast – this shows the State Pension you could get when you reach State Pension age. You can also then check if there are any gaps in your National Insurance contribution record and the benefits of paying them.

• View your Self-Assessment – you can pay your bill through the app and add deadline reminders to your phone calendar.

• Track any forms and letters sent to HMRC.

• Claim Child Benefit and view your child benefit payment history.

The app is free, easy to use and is secure and can be downloaded from either the iOS App Store or the Android Google Play Store.

Once you have downloaded the app, you can either log-in if you already have a Government Gateway account or sign up.

There’s no requirement to use the app, so you can still use the Government Gateway online as normal or contact HMRC by phone on 0300 200 3300 or by post at:

Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment
HM Revenue and Customs

Written by Eldon