In an update 2 months ago by HMRC Admin 20, the latest processing date was for payments received on 16 September 2022. So in 2 months only 2 weeks of payments have been processed. 35 weeks is looking somewhat optimistic.
Earlier on in this post is confirmation that you use your National Insurance number followed by ‘IC’, your surname then your initial. If your bank limits you to a certain amount of characters, you should use your National Insurance number followed by ‘IC’ and as much of your surname as possible.
We paid voluntary class 3 contributions for 2021/22 on 03/11/22 by a cheque which was banked on 29/11/22. When can we expect the NI record to be updated?
Retirement is in 2024 so we need to pay class 3 contributions for 2022/23 as soon as we can to avoid pension underpayments. When will the NI record show the amount required to pay for 2022/23?