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HMRC payments - purchase or cash advance?

Dominic9 Posts: 35 Forumite

Does anyone know whether credit card payments to HMRC are treated as purchases or as a cash advance?

I've found references dating back to 2009 and 2010 that all say it is treated as a purchase, but couldn't find any more recent references to confirm that it is still treated as a purchase.



  • starM
    starM Posts: 1,464 Forumite
    Recent communication with HMRC to pay my SA bill. I was told it will be treated as purchase but their is a transaction charge of 1.5% - I think when paid online through BillPay transaction charge is 1.4%.
  • Dominic9
    Dominic9 Posts: 35 Forumite
    I made a Payment on Account with HMRC via BillPay, and as you say, it seems to have gone through as a purchase with something like a 1.4% charge for paying by credit card.
  • C-P_2
    Anyone know if this approach is still being used in January 2013 please?
  • planteria
    planteria Posts: 5,321 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker First Post
    the fee wipes out the benefit....or a good chunk of it, depending on your card

    overpayments on mortgage or council tax payments, for example, have been useful cashback generators for me in the past
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