From 1 October 2008 HMRC will no longer send taxpayers a postage paid envelope to use when paying their tax or filing/paying their VAT returns.

This apparently is a signal to us all to make returns and payments online.

To ease the payment process HMRC are also about to make it easier to pay our tax by allowing us to use our credit card. Legislation has just been passed that will allow them to recover the credit card charges. HMRC will charge you 0.91% for the privilege.