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National Insurance – check your NIC record

NATIONAL INSURANCE PAYMENTS are part of all taxpayers’ lives. As they’re currently under governmental review in some areas, let’s look at some of the overall information from the HMRC website.

Check your National Insurance record

You can check your National Insurance record online to see:

  • what you’ve paid, up to the start of the current tax year (6 April 2017)
  • any National Insurance credits you’ve received
  • if gaps in contributions or credits mean some years don’t count towards your State Pension (they aren’t ‘qualifying years’)
  • if you can pay voluntary contributions to fill any gaps and how much this will cost

Your online record doesn’t cover how much State Pension you’re likely to get.

Q&Q comment: THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE REQUEST, SO FIRST CHECK CAREFULLY YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO HAND.

Before you start

You’ll need a Government Gateway account to check your National Insurance record online – you’ll be able to set one up if you don’t have one.

Personal tax account

Signing in to the ‘Check your National Insurance record’ service activates your personal tax account. You can use this to check your HMRC records and manage your other details.

If you’ve paid National Insurance in the Isle of Man

Your record won’t show National Insurance contributions from the Isle of Man if you reach State Pension age after 5 April 2016.

Email the National Insurance office in the Isle of Man to find out how much you’ve paid.

Isle of Man National Insurance office
nationalinsurance.itd@gov.im

You can also write to the office.

National Insurance contributions
Income Tax Division
Government Office
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3TX

Other ways to apply

You can request a printed National Insurance statement:

  • online
  • by phone

You’ll need to say which years you want your statement to cover. You can’t request statements for the current or previous tax year.

You can also write to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

National Insurance contributions and Employers Office
HM Revenue and Customs
BX9 1AN

 

From HMRC website: https://www.gov.uk/check-national-insurance-record

 

 

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