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Old 27-01-2010, 09:02 PM
Carramore Carramore is offline
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Default Stamp required on letter to Taxman?

I know it won't make or break me, but am I supposed to put a stamp on a letter to the taxman? On a wider level, in what circumstances is a stamp NOT required on a letter (other than FREEPOST)?
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Old 28-01-2010, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: Stamp required on letter to Taxman?

I am open to correction, but I have heard that anything you post to the State (social welfare, revenue, etc) can go without a stamp. Certainly I don't put stamps on anything I have to send those departments and they always receive them.
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Old 28-01-2010, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Stamp required on letter to Taxman?

I always put 'Freepost' on anything to revenue, social welfare etc. I was ticked off a few weeks ago by the lady working in our local post office as I needed to get a cert of postage for my letter and she told me that I should have a licence number on it (the one that would be on the prepaid envelopes from revenue etc) so she charged me 55c to post that one. I still just put the 'freepost' on the rest of them and post them in the postbox.
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Old 28-01-2010, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: Stamp required on letter to Taxman?

I always write 'EIRE' in the centre of the top of the envelope for post to state departments.
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Old 28-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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All government departments have Freepost licences so posting without a stamp is okay as it will be paid for at the delivery end.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:20 AM
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I always write 'EIRE' in the centre of the top of the envelope for post to state departments.
I've never heard of this before. Is there some background to doing this? I always use "Freepost" on first line of the address.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:56 AM
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I remember an accountant of old who used to draw a little map of Ireland (north included!) in the stamp position, on all correspondence with gov dept and revenue.
He never stamped anything to Gov.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:58 AM
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All government departments have Freepost licences so posting without a stamp is okay as it will be paid for at the delivery end.
Thanks. I didn't realise that.

So, is it sufficient just to write FREEPOST?
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:59 PM
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I also use "eire"....it probably indicates the age profile of the posters!
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:07 PM
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I've never heard of this before. Is there some background to doing this? I always use "Freepost" on first line of the address.
I think it's use stemmed from the ''harp'' symbol that appears on passports & appears on the top middle of government issued envelopes.
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