HMRC ceasing benefit payments to Post Office accounts

As per new implementations, HMRC will no longer pay tax credits, child benefits or guardian allowances into Post Office card accounts effective from 1st December 2021. Recipients of such payments must notify HMRC with the details of either an alternative bank account details or set up a new bank account by 30 November 2021.

HMRC will pay the balance when they receive new bank account details and suspend payments till the time if the change cannot be made in time. Since the Department for Work and Pensions has extended the deadline for stopping payments into the same types of accounts, HMRC has also reaffirmed the deadline by 12 months. The recipients of HMRC payments can provide their alternative account details by using their personal tax account. Alternatively, the recipients can either visit www.gov.uk or contact the helpline number for child benefits and tax credits.

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