Do your employees know about their ‘Personal Tax Account’?

If you are an employer it is worth letting your employees know about their Personal Tax Account (PTA).

PTAs are a new way for people to manage their tax affairs with HMRC online. They are a bit like online banking but for taxes.

Through their PTA your employees can do things like:

  • see how their tax is calculated
  • claim a tax refund
  • tell HMRC about a change of circumstance, for example a change of address
  • check or update benefits they may get from work, for example company car details and medical insurance
  • and many more things!


There are currently two new webinars to be found on GOV.UK which you could direct your employees to:

  • How to set up your Personal Tax Account
    this webinar gives information about how to set up an account, what information is needed and what services can be accessed in the account.
     
  • How to sign in to your Personal Tax Account
    this webinar gives information about how to sign in the Personal Tax Account as a returning user.


Having access to their PTA can potentially help your employees with queries that might otherwise have been directed at you and/or save them a letter or phone to call to HMRC. So spread the word!

(23-11-2016)