HMRC have advised that from 13 January 2018, they will no longer be accepting payments from personal credit cards.
HMRC have accepted credit card payments from individuals, but from 13 January 2018, this method of payment will no longer be available.
A change in EU law, prohibits merchants (including HMRC) from recharging credit card fees to payers. As HMRC is only allowed to accept credit card payments on the basis there is no cost to the public purse, this new law will mean HMRC cannot accept credit card payments from the date the law changes.
As the date that the change arises is before the end of January, this may unexpectedly catch out some Self Assessment tax clients waiting closer to 31 January 2018 to make their payment.
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