Removal of Cheques for VAT payments

Mr P Farley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

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Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

The recent Treasury Committee review on cheques has concluded that a number of small businesses make good use of cheques and find it an economic way to track funds made from the company.
It was presented that the costs associated with making cheque payments were far less to businesses than the costs of making electronic payments.
The committee also concluded that the customers should have a choice of which method was best for them when making payments.
Why does HMRC insist that payments should be made electronically only - when members of parliament are against the demise of the cheque and were adamant that customers should be allowed freedom of choice.
It appears to the outside that one side of Government has one view while HMRC has another.
Please confirm if cheque payments are allowed to make VAT payments.
If they are then the HMRC web site will need to be amended to clearly offer this choice to companies paying VAT.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Farley

Request, FOI (Security Cen Pol FOI ), Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

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Dear Mr Farley,

Please find attached HMRC's response to your recent request.

Yours sincerely

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Dear Mr Farley,

Please find attached HMRC's response to your recent request.

Yours sincerely

Teresa Chance

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Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Revenue & Customs's handling of my FOI request 'Removal of Cheques for VAT payments'.

Your reply did not agree with the Treasury Committee on the need to review the Payments Council attempt at setting a 2018 date for the removal of cheques.
It also had evidence that the cost to small businesses to make electronic payments are greater than by cheque.
The underlying message was that people should have a choice on how to pay bills, which does not appear to be the case with HM Revenue and Customs

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re...

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Farley

Request, FOI (Security Cen Pol FOI ), Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

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Mr Farley,

Please find the response to your request for an Internal review of your
Freedom of Information request, reference FOI 1390/10.

Tony High.

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