HMRC's Accepted Methods of Payment
As of January 2019, these are HMRC’s accepted methods of payment:
Same or Next Day Payment
- Online or Telephone Banking
- CHAPS payments
Your Bank will make a charge for CHAPS payments, usually around £20. Make sure you’re within your Bank’s individual processing times to ensure payment is received on time - many have an early cut off time.
- By Debit or Corporate Credit Card online
A non-refundable fee is levied on any credit card payments.
You can make an online card payment here.
- Some people can still pay at their Bank or Building Society
If you still get paper statements and have a physical HMRC paying in slip, you can also make payment at your Bank or Building Society. If you pay between Monday and Friday, HMRC will accept your payment on the day it’s made, not the day it hits their account.
3 Working Days
- BACS Payment
- Existing Direct Debit*
- By Cheque through the Post
You can send a cheque to HMRC at:
Make cheques payable to “HM Revenue and Customs only” followed by your UTR, and include a paying in slip. Don’t fold or fasten them together.
If you get paper statements still, your paying in slip will be on your statement.
If not, you can print one from here.
You can’t use these slips to pay at a Bank.
5 Working Days
You can set up a new Direct Debit to HMRC here.
Notes on Direct Debits
You have to set up single payments every time you want to pay via Direct Debit, but if the instruction is in place already, you only need to allow 3 working days in future.
So if you want to use your Direct Debit to make your payment on account on the 31st July, you’ll need to give yourself 3 working days.