HMRC is giving customers who are yet to switch their Post Office card accounts a one-off extension to 5th April 2022.

Customers who currently receive HMRC benefit payments (tax credits, child benefit etc.) into a Post Office card account have been granted an extra 4 months in order to move their banking to a different provider.  The facility was originally slated to have been withdrawn on 30th November 2021.

Affected customers can choose to receive payments instead to a bank, building society or credit union account and simply need to contact HMRC to update their details.  This can be done online, using the link below, or calling 0300 200 3100 (child benefit) or 0300 300 3900 (tax credits).

Anyone who is unable to open a bank account for any reason is also urged to contact HMRC in plenty of time for alternative arrangements to be made.


Further Reading...

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