Important financial steps
There are important financial actions that you need take in the event of a bereavement. This blog talks you through some of the support that’s available.
'Tell Us Once' is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go. The Tell Us Once service is offered by most local authorities on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Acting as a single point of contact it allows the bereaved person to advise central and local government, such as HMRC about the bereavement.
If you use the Tell Us Once service, HMRC will contact you about the tax, benefits and entitlements of the person who died and what needs to be done next. If you don’t use the Tell Us Once service it’s important you contact HMRC direct. We will work out whether there are any tax matters to be settled and how to do them.
You may also need to contact the National Insurance Contributions Office to make sure any National Insurance contributions are cancelled if the deceased made these payments voluntarily or were self employed.