Payment processing and accounting: irregular payments: postage stamps and postal orders
Postage stamps in lieu of payment
Postage stamps are no longer acceptable in lieu of payment. If you receive postage stamps from a customer and:
- you have the customer’s name and address - please return the stamps to the customer with a covering letter advising that HMRC no longer accept postage stamps in lieu of payment and asking them to make payment another way, preferably electronically.
- you do not have the customer’s name and address - please send the postage stamps to Corporate Treasury (formerly DMB Banking) at Shipley using the TNT Track and Trace service.
The traditional Postal Order has been redesigned and now resembles a standard cheque. The Postal Order name remains but for handling and processing purposes you should treat them as cheques.
Note: Postal Orders for VAT can be sent to Exela Technologies along with any cheques and/or VAT returns received that day.