· 1.6 million Income Tax repayments, worth more than £800 million
· 1 million tax credit renewals
· 156,000 people checking or updating their company car details
· 1.6 million people checking their tax estimate
· 2.3 million people checking their state pensions.
Jane Ellison, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said:
“We want to make HMRC the most digitally advanced tax authority in the world and it is encouraging that so many people across the country are already logging onto their Personal Tax Accounts to manage their taxes.”
Ruth Owen, Director General, Customer Services, HMRC, said:
“The Personal Tax Account puts customers in control of their tax affairs. They can use it at a time that suits them, from a device of their choice, securely, and without having to call or write to HMRC.”
More services are being added to the Personal Tax Account all the time, but currently customers can:
· check their state pension
· complete and return a Self Assessment tax return
· update tax credits circumstances as they change throughout the year to prevent under and overpayments.
· claim an Income Tax refund that will be paid straight into their bank account so they don’t have to wait 14 days for a cheque in the post
· check and update their Marriage Allowance.