Pay your VAT bill
You’ll usually need to pay your VAT bill by the deadline shown on yourVAT return.
There are different deadlines if you use:
Ways to pay
Make sure your payment will reach HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) bank account by the deadline. You may have to pay asurcharge if you don’t pay on time.
You can use the VAT payment deadline calculator to work out how much time to allow.
Same or next day
3 working days
- Direct Debit
- standing order (only for businesses using the Annual Accounting Scheme or Payments on Account)
- online by debit or credit card (BillPay)
- at your bank or building society
If the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, your payment must arrive in HMRC’s bank account on the last working day before it (unless you pay by Faster Payments.)
You can pay by Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs to HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) account.
|Sort code||Account number||Account name||CHAPS instruction|
|08 32 00||11963155||HMRC VAT||CHAPS form|
You’ll need your 9-digit VAT registration number to make a payment.
Find your registration number:
- in your VAT online account
- on your VAT registration certificate
Don’t put any spaces between the digits when paying your VAT bill.
Your payment may be delayed if you use the wrong reference number.
How long it takes
Payments made by Faster Payments (online or telephone banking) will usually reach 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.
Check your bank’s transaction limits and processing times before making a payment.
|Account number (IBAN)||Bank identifier code (BIC)||Account name|
HMRC’s banking address is:
Citibank N A
Canary Wharf 33
London E14 5LB