HMRC Phone Number

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+44 135 535 9022
Customer service
Current Wait: 7 mins (7m avg)
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days; best time to call: 8:30am
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hi*My name is Arlene Sebastian Tomy and my NI number is SX******C. I would like to have...
I have applied national insurance number in February but still now no results for that...
Hello , i need to change my cell phone number
you have returned my tax payment. I owe you the*is money & need you to accept payment...
I have been contacted about my tax over payment, I were able to claim through internet...
Good morning,*I am from Slovakia, I finished working in the UK in May ****. In August...
i will like to complain about how my tax is been deducted.i use to work for HANDS ON HE...
I have just been made redundant from my job, and they have given me ** weeks redundancy...
i'm just wondering when the next sess payment is due and what do I have to do to get it ?
I live in Spain and want to return my Self Assessment Tax Return by recorded delivery t...
Hi there, my sister and I have recently sold a house that was in our name that my mothe...
i made a claim for child benefit over a year ago and nothing has happened, my circumsta...
I spoke with a HMRC advisor on Friday **st July, about my tax refund. I gave her my ban...
received a letter from HMRC in response to my enquiry. Letter dated * July ****, ref...
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Our Editor's Notes on HMRC's Phone-Based Customer Care

HMRC, also known as Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs or HM Revenue and Customs, is the United Kingdom's tax collection agency. This agency determines and collects taxes for the UK, operates as the overseeing agency for some national regulations and also administers some benefit programs. As a government agency with wide-reaching powers and responsibilities, it isn't surprising that HMRC receives a lot of calls every day.

Why Do People Call HMRC Customer Support?

People call HMRC for a range of reasons, including:

  • Questions about taxes and customs duties
  • Questions about other regulatory issues, such as minimum wage concerns
  • Technical support in using online services
  • Checking employment status
  • Reporting suspected fraud
  • Questions about importing and exporting goods

Best Practices for Calling HMRC Customer Service

HMRC is a massive agency and has many different departments. Before calling, it's a good idea to verify that you have the correct phone number for the division you need to contact. In addition, different divisions have their own hours of operation, so you will want to verify those as well.

Before calling, make sure you have the following handy:

  • Information you need to identify yourself to a call center representative, which may include your National Insurance number. If you are calling on behalf of someone else, you'll need their information as well.
  • Documents that are pertinent to your case, including any correspondence between yourself and HMRC.
  • Pen and paper so that you can take notes during your conversation.

HMRC's phone systems use voice recognition to get you to the right division or representative. When you call, He asked to say in a few words what your concern is. Try to be plane and specific in what you have to say. For example, if you are calling ceased family members tax issues, you could say "deceased" and be transferred to the appropriate department.

If you are unable to use standard phone systems, HMRC does provide adaptive technologies as well, including those that meet the needs of deaf and hearing-impaired callers.

How do Consumers Feel About Calling HMRC Customer Service?

Many people in the United Kingdom are critical of the service provided by HMRC customer service representatives. This isn't entirely surprising, as many people who call HMRC are perhaps upset or confused about tax, regulatory and other less-than-pleasant matters.

Complaints tend to focus on the training of HMRC customer support representatives, who may provide poor or inaccurate advice, particularly in situations where the UK's tax codes and processes don't always apply to a caller's unique situation.

That said, there are other reports of HMRC customer service representatives providing excellent support and advice to those who call.

What Kind of Issues can HMRC Customer Service Representatives Resolve?

HMRC representatives can answer questions about areas under the HMRC's authority, including personal, commercial and business taxes. The HMRC can also work with taxpayers and their representatives on tax debt payment options, appeals and other relevant issues.

What Can't Be Resolved With a Call to HMRC Customer Service?

HMRC customer service representatives work on behalf of the United Kingdom, not individual taxpayers. In situations where complex tax or legal advice is needed, individuals and business owners are advised to hire a qualified professional.

Citizens of the United States, who may be subject to U.S. income taxes, cannot receive assistance with U.S. tax matters from HMRC. These individuals will have to speak to the Internal Revenue Service directly or contact an IRS enrolled agent in the United Kingdom who can provide advice and help.

What Should You Do If You Have an Unsuccessful Call with HMRC?

If you get off the phone with the HMRC and feel that you did not get your questions answered or that your issue is still not resolved, don't let your frustration get you down. You still have options available to you.

The first thing to do is to review any notes you took during the call. If you did not take notes, write down or type out what you remember from your conversation. These details are useful as you escalate your case.

Next, call HMRC back. Not all customer service representatives are created equal and the next person you talk to might prove to be more helpful.

If your call does not work, seek out a different way of contacting HMRC. For general questions, HMRC is active on many social media platforms and their specialists may be able to provide you with an answer. Otherwise, send a letter to HMRC explaining your concerns or asking your question. Information on street addresses can be found on HMRC's website.

HMRC also maintains a separate department for complaints. If you can't get a resolution through HMRC's normal channels, filing a complaint might be your best option.

Customer Number +44 135 535 9022 - by the Numbers

Phone number to dial+44 135 535 9022
Call-back availableNO
Call picked up by a real personYES
Department you're callingCustomer Service
Call center hours24 hours, 7 days
Best time to dial8:30am
Navigate phone maze to a humanFollow prompts
Average wait
Current wait7
Rank (among phone numbers)1
Rank (overall)1
Alternate methodsphone, chat, web
Quality of communication56%
Quality of help69%
Customer votes7,342
Information last updatedWed Aug 05 2020 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

HMRC's Best Toll-Free/800 Customer Phone Number

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Contacting HMRC - by phone or otherwise

While +44 135 535 9022 is HMRC's best toll-free number, there are 5 total ways to get in touch with them. The next best way to talk to their customer support team, according to other HMRC customers, is by calling their +44 161 931 9070 phone number for their Customer Service department. Besides calling, the next favorite option for customers looking for help is via +44 161 931 9070 for Customer Service. If you think this information is inaccurate or know of other ways to contact HMRC please let us know so we can share with other customers. And you can click here if you want to compare all the contact information we've gathered for HMRC.

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