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HMRC introduces new bereavement service

13 April 2012

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HM Revenue & Customs has launched a new bereavement service for reporting a deceased’s tax affairs in order to streamline processes. 

A single point of contact will be provided for those finalising the estate of a PAYE and self assessment customer who has died and the form that personal representatives need to complete has been redesigned to make it easier to complete. 
The new form R27 now has a section in which a personal representative (or executor/administrator) finalising the estate of someone who has died can appoint someone to act on their behalf. They can also provide details of the surviving spouse or civil partner to enable HMRC to take action to review their tax affairs.
The changes are designed to improve HMRC services to customers following bereavement. They came into effect on 11 April 2012.

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