From 13 January 2018 HMRC will no longer take payments for outstanding tax charges by personal credit card.

The HMRC notice reads:

The EU Payment Services Directive 2 comes into effect on 13 January 2018. This new legislation removes the ability for merchants including HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to charge back fees for payments made by personal debit and credit cards to the customer. However, as HMRC doesn’t make a surcharge for debit card payments, this change only impacts personal credit card payments.

As a public funded body, HMRC is unable to absorb the cost of personal credit card fees as this would ultimately mean charging the fees back to customers through the public purse. It has been agreed that HMRC is unable to accept personal credit card payments from 13 January 2018.

Mary Taylor
Director

Mary began working in insolvency for a national accountancy practice in Glasgow thirty years ago and worked in most divisions of the insolvency department.

She then moved to a smaller firm so she could advance her knowledge on a more hands on basis. She moved back to Leeds in 1987 and commenced working with a small firm of accountants and subsequently made partner.

She left in 1999 to set up her own practice, McCann Taylor.
McCann Taylor became involved with the consumer market both in England and Scotland.

Mary sold McCann Taylor in March 2007 and formed Walsh Taylor to concentrate on helping businesses experiencing financial difficulties.

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