January's Most Frequently Asked Question!

SELF ASSESSMENT – WAYS TO PAY

Make sure you pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the deadline. You’ll be charged interest and may have to pay a penalty if your payment is late.

Ways to Pay

1. Bank details for online or telephone banking, CHAPS, Bacs You can make a transfer from your bank account by Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs. Your bill will tell you which account to pay in to. Account details to use
Sort code 08 32 10
Account number 12001039
Account name  HMRC Cumbernauld

What you’ll need

You’ll need to use your 11-character payment reference when you pay. This is your 10-digit Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) followed by the letter ‘K’.

How long it takes

Payments by Faster Payments (online or telephone banking) usually reach HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the same or next day, including weekends and bank holidays. CHAPS payments usually reach HMRC the same working day if you pay within your bank’s processing times. Bacs payments usually take 3 working days.


2. By debit card online You can pay online at the following address: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/pay-online/self-assessment

What you’ll need

You’ll need to use your 11-character payment reference when you pay. This is your 10-digit Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) followed by the letter ‘K’.

 IF YOU CANNOT PAY YOUR SELF ASSESSMENT TAX BILL

You can set up a payment plan to spread the cost of your latest Self Assessment bill if:

you owe £30,000 or less
you do not have any other payment plans or debts with HMRC
your tax returns are up to date
it’s less than 60 days after the payment deadline
You do not need to contact HMRC if you set up a payment plan online.

Call the Self Assessment helpline if you’re not eligible for a payment plan or cannot use the online service.

Self Assessment Payment Helpline
Telephone: 0300 200 3822
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm (closed on bank holidays)