Personal Tax Accounts - Have Your Employees Signed Up?


Richard Britten

Richard Britten

Partner & Head of Employer Solutions


As part of the UK Government's plans to 'Make Tax Digital' (MTD), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has introduced a new Personal Tax Account system, which will bring an individual's tax details into one place so that they can register, file, pay and update their personal tax information online at any time.

We recommend that Employers actively encourage their employees to sign up to their individual tax accounts, to enable them to take more control over their taxes and have the ability to:

  • check Income Tax estimates and tax code, and see what their employer has reported

  • set up paperless communications

  • fill in, send and view a personal tax return if required to do so

  • claim a tax refund

  • check and manage tax credits

  • check State Pension projections

  • track tax forms that have been submitted online

  • check or update Marriage Allowance

  • tell HMRC about a change of address

  • check or update benefits from work, for example company car details and medical insurance

More information on how to set up a personal tax account can be found here.

We're here to help. If you have a query regarding the 'Making Tax Digital' programme, please contact your usual Johnston Carmichael adviser, or visit our dedicated MTD hub on our website.