HMRC is now sending out tax summaries to tax payers, setting out how much tax and National Insurance the particular taxpayer has paid and how it has been utilised on public expenditure.

Taxpayers can view their summaries online by logging into HMRC online Services.

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, said:

Taxpayers have a right to know how the government is spending their tax and National Insurance contributions. The Government promised to provide transparent information about its expenditure and these summaries deliver on that promise.

Any taxpayer who does not receive a tax summary can use HMRC’s tax calculator to estimate their tax bill and see how it contributes to public spending.

HMRC has also launched an app, The ‘HMRC App’ which contains the calculator and can be downloaded free of charge.