What is a Personal Tax Account? How do I get one? What can I do with it?
HMRC launched this account in December 2015
It is intended to make it easier for individuals to review and manage their tax affairs online, together with other interactions with HMRC such as tax credits or child benefit.
See below for a list of features and services available through the account
By December 2016, 7 million people had accessed their account.
Setting up a PTA
Before you can set up your account you will need to verify your identity with HMRC
There are two ways to do this:
Using your existing Government gateway account. You will have one of these if you have previously submitted a Tax Return online. You will also need a note of your National Insurance number.
Using Gov.UK Verify. HMRC will ask you to select from a number of companies who will ask you some questions and check certain documents and financial information in order to verify your identity to HMRC. You will need access to personal documents such as a P60, bank statement, passport or driving license.