HMRC has showcased a new digital service that will allow PAYE employees to view and manage their income tax records and information online.
Expected to be available for 41 million users, the new service will allow employees to see an online tax statement that gives a breakdown of how their tax was calculated and how it might have been spent.
HMRC are just one of several UK government departments that are in the process of digitising services.
Mike Bracken, Executive Director of the Government Digital Service, said:
“We’re making digital public services as easy and convenient as online banking or booking a ticket online. Digital by default is becoming reality right across government.”
The PAYE system is part of a wider HMRC digital strategy which will eventually include a paperless Self Assessment process and a ‘business tax dashboard’, improving access for SMEs to tax guidance and support services.
The government says its digital strategy aims to make £1.2 billion in savings for citizens and businesses in this Parliament.
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, said:
“Digitising public services is all part of our long-term economic plan to save hard-working taxpayers’ money and to give people peace of mind through high-quality public services which they can use when and where it suits them.”