How to pay HMRC

There are many ways you can pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Ensure your payment reach HMRC on time to avoid interest on late payment.

Universally, you have to pay HMRC for your self assessment tax, income tax, stamp duty, corporation tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), pay as you earn (PAYE), national insurance contributions (NIC) and late filing penalty.

How to pay HMRC using the following payment methods.

By debit card or credit card

Go to www.tax.service.gov.uk/pay-online

Telephone or Internet banking

You may contact your own bank and provide the banker with the HMRC bank details:

  • Tax amount due
  • Sort code: 08-32-10
  • Account number 12001020
  • Account name: HMRC

Remember to provide the reference as shown on the HMRC payslip, for example, if you are paying for corporation tax please provide the 10 digits unique tax reference numbers. This allows HMRC to allocate the payment to your accounts.

Direct Debit

Go to www.gov.uk/pay-tax-direct-debit to setup a direct debit payment. You must register for HMRC online services before you can setup direct debit payment. Register for HMRC online services are quick and easy and secure.

For example, you may like to setup direct debit if your business is registered for VAT so that HMRC can automatically take the VAT payment due or refund VAT every quarter from/to your business accounts based on the VAT return you submitted. Your accountants can set this up for you.

Post office

Take the HMRC payment slip to any participating Post Office. You may pay by debit card or by cheque. If paying by cheque, please make your cheque payable to Post Office LTD.

Pay by Cheque

If you would like to pay by cheque, please make your cheque payable to HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS ONLY and remember to include your payslip.

Please ensure you affix a correct stamp on your envelop.

Pay late filing penalty

Pay late filing penalty is a must unless you intend to appeal against it and that your circumstance is exceptional. Generally, your company receive a late filing penalty because your accounts were submitted late, even just by one day. Thus, you must pay the penalty.

Usually, Companies House issue late filing penalty invoice after they received your accounts. Ordinarily, the invoice would be sent to your registered office address. If you wish to clarify your late filing penalty invoice, you may contact Companies House.

Universally, your company may pay your late filing penalty by number of methods acceptable with Companies House.

Pay late filing penalty by Cheque

Firstly, if you are to pay for the penalty by cheque, please write the cheque payable to Companies House. Thereafter, you have to send the cheque to the correct Companies House offices.

For example, for companies registered in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, your cheque must be sent to Cardiff office.

Companies House Cardiff
P O Box 710
Crown Way
Cardiff
CF14 3UZ

whereas, for companies registered in Scotland, the payment must be sent to Edinburg office.

Companies House Edinburg
4th Floor
Edinburg Quay 2
139 Fountainbridge
Edinburg
EH3 9FF

Also, please write your company registration number and company name on the back of your cheque. Then, send your cheque together with the remittance slip to the Companies House. Job done and that’s all you need to do.

Pay by bank transfer, BACS, internet transfer

Otherwise, you may pay your late filing penalty by bank transfer. Companies House bank details are as follows:

Account name:Late filing penalties receipts
Account no:41005309
Bank address:National Westminster Bank, Roath, Cardiff
Sort code:52 21 07
Swift code (for overseas payments):NW BK GB 2122X
IBAN: GB34NWBK52210741005309

Remember to email the bank payment details to FPFinance@companieshouse.gov.uk providing your company name and number to expedite the settlement.

If you require help with your company accounts, our accountants would be able to assist you and take care of your company accounts and filing for you. Feel free to contact us.

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