MORE than seven million customers have used their online personal tax account in its first year, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Launched in December 2015, the personal tax account has revolutionised the way customers interact with HMRC and there have been millions of transactions in its first year, including 1.6 million income tax repayments worth more than £800m, one million tax credit renewals, 156,000 people checking or updating their company car details, 1.6 million people checking their tax estimate, and 2.3 million people checking their state pensions.

Jane Ellison, financial secretary to the Treasury, said: “We want to make HMRC the most digitally advanced tax authority in the world and it is encouraging that so many people across the country are already logging onto their personal tax accounts to manage their taxes.”