HMRC

0844 453 0158

HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is a Government organisation. If you need to contact HMRC for any reason, you can do so by calling the head office on 0844 453 0158.

HMRC Phone Numbers:

Department Contact Number Opening Hours
 Head Office 0844 453 0158 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
Customer Services 0844 248 1688 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
Tax 0844 248 1687 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
Tax Return 0844 248 1685 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
Tax Refund 0844 248 1684 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
VAT Payment Helpline 0844 248 1683 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
PAYE Tools Helpline 0844 248 2176 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm
HMRC Corporation Tax Helpline 0844 248 2179 Mon-Fri
8am-8pm
Saturday
8am-4pm

HMRC

HMRC was founded in 2005 following a merger between Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise and the Inland Revenue. Since then, it has been responsible for collecting taxes and overseeing certain legislation such as the minimum wage and national insurance. For more about HMRC or assistance with one of the department’s services, call the HMRC head office helpline on 0844 453 0158.

Customer Services

You can contact the HMRC customer service helpline for help filling out your self-assessment tax return, if you are an employer and you need assistance with PAYE, if you’re having issues with your tax credits claim, if you have a question about National Insurance contributions, for assistance with income tax, for more information about VAT rates, if you are having difficulty with a child benefit claim or if you owe HMRC and have a question about payment. To contact the HMRC customer services team please call 0844 248 1688.

HMRC Tax

One of HMRC’s primary services in the UK is collecting the tax. Tax is collected in a number of different ways- through automatic deductions from wages or by having a person fill in a self-assessment tax return. There are a lot of different types of tax including income tax, council tax, corporation tax, national insurance contributions, excise duties on certain items, stamp duty and consumption tax, the latter of which is otherwise known as VAT. It’s said that income tax makes up the majority of the income for the Government closely followed by National Insurance contributions. Every year, a person has an individual tax allowance, which is an amount that they don’t pay tax on- the allowance is currently £11,000. Certain things are exempt from tax such as; individual savings accounts, pensions funds and charities. If you need assistance with a type of tax, call the HMRC Tax Helpline on 0844 248 1687.

HMRC Tax Return

If you’re self-employed, earn over £2,500 from savings/investments/renting out a property, a company director, had income from abroad, earned over £50,000 and claimed child benefit or you had an income of over £100,000 you will need to fill out a self-assessment tax return. You can submit your tax return online or return it via post and the method that you choose affects the date that the return needs to be submitted by. You have to register for self-assessment in October. Paper tax returns must be returned to HMRC by the end of October and online tax returns have an extended deadline to the end of January. If you are late in submitting your self-assessment tax return, you will have to pay a fine. If you have any questions about tax returns please call the helpline on 0844 248 1685.

There are a number of ways that you can pay your tax bill. They include online banking, at your bank, at your local Post Office, by Direct Debit or by sending a cheque through the post. If you opt to pay online you might find that the service is slightly slower during peak times such as close to the deadline. You can always check to see if there are any current issues by visiting the HMRC website or by calling the tax return helpline on 0844 248 1685.

HMRC Tax Refund

There are certain circumstances where you might be eligible to claim your tax back. This could be if you had too much income tax taken from your wages, stopped working or paid too much tax on your pension payments. Other instances where you could reclaim tax include if you use your own money to fund working (such as buying a uniform or fuel) or paying savings interest when you are on a low income. If HMRC knows that you have paid too much tax, they will send you a P800 letter to inform you how you can claim the money back. You can generally claim the money back via a cheque that is sent out to you at a later date or online. HMRC do not send tax refund notifications via email, so any emails that you get stating that you’re due a refund are from phishing accounts, delete them and report the email address that they were sent from to HMRC. For more information about tax refunds or to find out if you’re eligible for a tax refund please call 0844 248 1684.

HMRC VAT Payment Helpline

Phone the number 0844 248 1683 to get through to the HMRC VAT Payment helpline. When you call this number they will be able to talk you through VAT payments and take a payment from you if you so wish. If you would like to dispute a payment of VAT you can also get in touch on this helpline number. If you’re looking to claim back a VAT Payment then you can also ring this number to find out the best and quickest way to do this.

HMRC PAYE Tools Helpline

Employers have to use a PAYE system to report payroll information to HMRC. In turn, the service will decide how much income tax and National Insurance contributions to collect from employees. If you run your own payroll, you’ll need to report payments and deductions to HMRC each month before payday. You’ll also need to fill out annual reports at the end of the year. You can register as an employer online by using the HMRC website. The process takes around 2 weeks to complete. If you need more information about the PAYE system please call 0844 248 2176 for help.

HMRC Corporation Tax Helpline

Call the helpline 0844 248 2179 to discuss Corporation Tax which is owed to the HMRC from limited companies all over the UK. You can call this number to find out how much Corporation Tax is owed by you, as well as any other further information that you require.

You can phone this Corporation Tax helpline to discuss your payments or tell the HMRC that no corporation tax is due. When you phone the number above you will need to provide your 10-digit unique tax reference to the advisor on the line. This reference number can be found on your online account, as well as on letters you have received from the HMRC.

HMRC Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ