The HMRC website is full of information about how to make payments, here we have distilled down the masses of detail to provide the key points for our clients wishing to make online payments.
If you have a debit or credit card issued by a UK card issuer, you can pay your Self Assessment tax over the internet using the BillPay service. Please take note of the guidance below issued by HMRC and click the link to proceed.
If you wish to pay by credit card, a non-refundable transaction fee of 1.4% will be added to the charge. Any charge of less than £0.01 will be rounded up to a penny.
HMRC does not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.
A BillPay payment takes three bank working days to reach HMRC. Bank working days are Monday to Friday excluding Bank holidays.
Information you'll need to make a payment:
Debit or credit card details
Self Assessment reference number, also referred to as your UTR. This is shown on the payslip HMRC sends you and is located in the reference box. The reference number is made up of ten digits followed by the letter 'K' - for example 1234567890K - this reference is only an example and should not be used to make a payment.
It is also possible to pay your Self Assessment tax direct from your bank account. You should only use the bank account details shown below and not the account number shown on the front of your HMRC payslip as this sort code is only for payments made by Bank Giro or at a Post Office.
Sort code: 083210, Account number: 12001039, Account name: HMRC Cumbernauld
Sort Code: 083210. Account number: 12001020, Account name: HMRC Shipley
You will need to include your UTR as the reference on the bank payment.
If your bank asks for the address of the bank to which payment is being made please use: