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#1 Posted : 02 April 2014 00:59:48(UTC)
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The simplest way these days is to log into HMRC online services and view the clients Corporation Tax record online.

Within each accounting period is now stated the unique payment reference required by clients to pay the corporation tax for a particular accounting period.

Easy to "cut (Ctrl C) and paste (Ctrl V)" into an email to the client. Hey presto!

Why not then direct them to www.billpayment.co.uk/hmrc to payment so they get an instance payment reference.

I often tell clients to print the receipt page and put my email address in the address to email the receipt then we both know payment has been made and have the payment reference if needed.

I save the payment reference to my client folder too actually but then I operate an almost paperless office thanks to www.fineprint.com a nifty bit of software if you are aiming at a paperless office. Love it!

The last few digits increment by 1 each year.

If you don't have the paper reminder from HMRC (which I usually scan to a clients folder to make it quick and easy to find!) then online is now a great place to find this relantively quickly.

Edited by user 02 April 2014 01:01:19(UTC)  | Reason: spelling!

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