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Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2023 18:26:39 GMT by Marco Federighi
We have to make a payment for shortfall in NI contributions over a few years. We would like to do so by bank transfer. The instructions explain how the reference should be made - but that is the same for all years. So, my two questions are: 1. In order to make a transfer for, say, year 2012, and one for year 2013, how can I indicate which is which? 2. Is it possible to make ONE single transfer for the sum of all shortfalls? For example, if there are three shortfalls of £ 220, 50 and 13, can I make a single transfer for the sum, i.e. £ 283? Many thanks for your help!
Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:03:04 GMT by HMRC Admin 25
Hi Marco Federighi,

You can make a single transfer and or multiple transfers which ever your prefer.

 Once your payment is showing on our financial system it will be allocated to your National Insurance (NI) record.

If you are paying from abroad your CF83 application will be noted on our system which years you can pay.

This will include and part years or years where your are paying a mix of rates of voluntary abroad National Insurance Contributions
Our International Caseworkers use this information to allocate your payment to your NI record.

If you are paying voluntary Class 3 NICs in the UK your record is noted which years you can pay and our Individual Caseworkers will use this information to allocate your payment.

Thank you. 

Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:50:47 GMT by Marco Federighi
This is very helpful - many thanks for your swift and clear reply. I will make a bank transfer for the entire shortfall. I will have to do so from my bank in Spain because, bizarrely, my UK bank (HSBC) does not recognise the HMRC NIC receipts accunt (20-20-48, 30944793) and is preventing me from making the transfer. Again many thanks, and best regards

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