Stamp required on letter to Taxman?

Discussion in 'Other financial issues' started by Carramore, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Carramore

    Carramore Frequent Poster

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    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)?
     
  2. purpeller

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    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.
     
  3. NHG

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    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.
     
  4. Slim

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    I always write 'EIRE' in the centre of the top of the envelope for post to state departments.
     
  5. oldtimer

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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.
     
  6. Graham_07

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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.
     
  7. runner

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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.
     
  8. Caveat

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    Thanks. I didn't realise that.

    So, is it sufficient just to write FREEPOST?
     
  9. dewdrop

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    I also use "eire"....it probably indicates the age profile of the posters!
     
  10. Papercut

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    I think it's use stemmed from the ''harp'' symbol that appears on passports & appears on the top middle of government issued envelopes.