This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
More than 8 million taxpayers who filed their 2013 to 2014 tax return electronically by the 31 January deadline can now access their online tax summary.
The summaries set out how much tax and National Insurance each person has paid in the tax year, and how it contributed to public expenditure.
The online summaries can be viewed by logging onto HMRC online services and selecting the ‘View your 2013 to 2014 tax summary’ option.
Millions of taxpayers who are in the PAYE system and don’t file tax returns have already received paper summaries in the post. Others will receive a paper version in the future, once their 2013 to 2014 tax affairs have been finalised. Online filers who missed the deadline will have access to an online summary once they send their overdue return online.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, said:
Taxpayers have a right to know how the government is spending their tax and National Insurance contributions. The Government promised to provide transparent information about its expenditure and these summaries deliver on that promise.
Any taxpayer who does not receive a tax summary can use HMRC’s tax calculator to estimate their tax bill and see how it contributes to public spending. The ‘HMRC App’ containing the calculator can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching for ‘HMRC’.