Giving security: security deposits: accepting security
There are various methods by which the person can give security.
Although HMRC always prefers electronic payments we will also accept payment of security by
- banker’s draft
Cash payments can only be accepted in very exceptional circumstances and the person should be directed to a bank or post office to pay by giro using a payslip.
A person can also make a VAT/environmental tax payment direct to Accounts Office Cumbernauld. PAYE/NICs payments should be made to Accounts Office Shipley quoting the SAFE reference number on the payslip.
Other ways to give security are
- by providing a performance bond, see SG53000
- by setting up a joint interest-bearing bank or building society account, see SG54000.
If a security deposit is placed in error on the VAT Accounting Main File use a VAT915 to correct the error.