HMRC to suspend website at start of tax year

Website access to HMRC will be shut down at the end of this tax year. The HMRC telephone service will have to handle demand from public enquiries when the website closes for a five day period next month. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will suspend online access to its website in April, leaving customers with a telephone service that has been described as 'not acceptable' by its chairman. The sites will be closed between the dates of April 2 and April 6 at a time when many workers will want to take care of their end of year tax planning, including things like pensions, ISAs and capital gains tax.