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Monday, 3 February 2014

Citibank Payment Problems

I see that some taxpayers, who left it to the last minute to settle their tax bills on 31 January, may have experienced some difficulty paying into HMRC's Citibank account.

The Telegraph reported that Citibank was experiencing some form of technical problem that prevented payments being made into and out of Citibank accounts.

The Payments Council, the body overseeing the Faster Payment System is quoted by the Telegraph:
"The Faster Payment Scheme is operating normally today. However, Citibank have let us know they are experiencing very high volumes of incoming Faster Payments, due to the HMRC tax deadline, and are asking for patience when submitting a payment."
Citibank restored the system, a spokesman said:
We apologise that there were some issues making payments at certain peak times today.

Citi's systems are now operating normally and the bank is currently processing all payments without issue. We have been coordinating through the Faster Payments scheme to ensure taxpayers have received the appropriate advice."
Did anyone experience any problems filing or paying at the last minute?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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