HMRC have provided us with the following clarification about the payment reference under the 30 days reporting system.
From the taxpayer’s dashboard within the microservice, there are 2 ways to access the payment gateway:
- Via the make a payment link underneath the total left to pay (example below)
If the user accesses the payment gateway via this method, the how to pay section will give the CGT Account reference number as the reference as this is to settle all outstanding charges on the CGT account.
- Via the view return and pay button (example below)
If the user accesses the payment gateway via this method, the how to pay section will give the individual return payment reference as the reference number as this is to pay the charge related to this specific return.
The important thing to note is that if the user quotes the CGT account reference number or the payment reference number the payment will be allocated to their account. The user should be able to view their payment on the dashboard in 3-5 working days once the payment has cleared.