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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 13th Jun 17, 2:35 AM
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    Voluntary Class 3 NI Contributions How to Pay
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    • 13th Jun 17, 2:35 AM
    Voluntary Class 3 NI Contributions How to Pay 13th Jun 17 at 2:35 AM
    I would like to pay for some backdated Class 3 voluntary NI contributions.
    It seems the only way to do this is by writing a letter to HMRC stating the years required and enclosing a cheque.
    There does not seem to be any Form to fill in, nor any way of paying online.
    Is this correct?
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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 13th Jun 17, 4:10 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:10 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:10 AM
    Hi,

    have you had a bill yet, do you know how much you owe?

    From Gov.uk,

    3. Bank details for online or telephone banking, CHAPS, Bacs

    Make your payment to the following HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) bank account, unless youre paying from overseas.
    Sort code Account number Account name 08 32 20 12001004 HMRC NICO Telephone banking Reference number

    Use your reference number when making your payment. Youll find it on your bill.
    For quarterly payments, your number will be 18 characters beginning with 11 and ending X.
    For one-off payments, your number will be 18 characters beginning with 60 and ending X.
    Y'all take care now.
    • woolly_wombat
    • By woolly_wombat 13th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
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    • #3
    • 13th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
    • #3
    • 13th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
    I would like to pay for some backdated Class 3 voluntary NI contributions.
    It seems the only way to do this is by writing a letter to HMRC stating the years required and enclosing a cheque.
    There does not seem to be any Form to fill in, nor any way of paying online.
    Is this correct?
    Originally posted by Tom99
    Be aware that if you have opted out of SERPS/S2P in the past then it might only be worth paying voluntary NICs from 6th April 2016 onwards.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 13th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
    • #4
    • 13th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
    I would like to pay for some backdated Class 3 voluntary NI contributions.
    You come under the new state pension scheme?

    Have you obtained a forecast?

    https://www.royallondon.com/Global/documents/GoodWithYourMoney/TOPPING-UP-YOUR-STATE-PENSION-GUIDE.pdf
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 14th Jun 17, 5:02 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:02 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:02 AM
    Thank you for the replies.
    I have a state pension forecast and understand which years I will benefit from paying.
    Since I don't have a bill or reference number it seems the only option is to write a letter.
    That is fine, I don't mind but in these days where nearly everything can be done online it seemed a bit old fashioned.
    Thanks for the help and links.
  • jamesd
    • #6
    • 14th Jun 17, 6:53 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 6:53 AM
    A bit old fashioned but it's what I did to buy seven years some years back:

    "name, address, NI number
    Please find enclosed my cheque for xxx for voluntary class 3 NICs for the 7 years yyyy through zzzz inclusive."
    • bodjen0611
    • By bodjen0611 14th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
    Paying Class3
    • #7
    • 14th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
    Hi,

    there seems to be various ways you can pay.
    Hope this link helps

    https://www.gov.uk/pay-voluntary-class-3-national-insurance

    R
    • clivep
    • By clivep 15th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
    Hi,

    there seems to be various ways you can pay.
    Hope this link helps

    https://www.gov.uk/pay-voluntary-class-3-national-insurance

    R
    Originally posted by bodjen0611
    There are plenty of ways to pay once you have a bill but it's getting a bill that I can't see how to do online.

    My wife has a small deduction to her forecast due to a few years contracted out. She therefore wants to buy class 3 for the 2016-2017 tax year. She can see her forcast in her online account which says for the 2016-2017 year "Your record for this year is not available yet".

    I know exactly what year she wants to buy and how much it costs but cannot find any information about how to do this online. Can you only get a bill by phoning them or writing to them?

    Requesting a written statement wouldn't work as it says "Please note: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will only include tax years that ended more than 12 months ago in your statement. This is because it can take quite some time for all of the National Insurance you have paid, or been credited with, to appear on your statement" so I couldn't get one for the 2016-2017 tax year.
    Last edited by clivep; 15-06-2017 at 12:32 PM.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 15th Jun 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:38 PM
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-insurance-application-to-pay-voluntary-national-insurance-contributions-ca5603
    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Jun 17, 1:15 PM
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    Only really any good for paying current contributions by DD.

    From bodjen0611's link try here https://www.gov.uk/pay-voluntary-class-3-national-insurance/by-post
    Send your payment to:
    HM Revenue and Customs
    National Insurance Contributions and Employer Office
    Benton Park View
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE98 1ZZ
    If you dont have an HMRC payslip

    Include a note with:
    • your name, address and phone number
    • your Class 3 National Insurance contributions reference number (or National Insurance number)
    • how much youre paying
    • the period youre paying for
    Quite straightforward and how I have done it before.
    Last edited by molerat; 15-06-2017 at 1:21 PM.
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