Paying HMRC Paying Self-Assessment – Switch to Electronic We’re encouraging all customers to: Pay electronically. There are various methods available:
• direct debit
• faster payment, Bacs, CHAPS via online or telephone banking
• debit or corporate credit card online.
And receive any repayments electronically (Bacs) by:
• providing their bank details on their return. By using these methods, your clients can be assured that their payments and repayments will be received quicker and be more secure.
For more information on payments, read Pay your Self-Assessment tax bill. Budget payment plan Did you know that HMRC offers a ‘budget payment plan’ for customers to make regular payments in advance?
They must be up to date with all previous SA payments. The payment plan allows customers to: • decide how much to pay each week or month • stop paying for up to 6 months. If the total paid during the year doesn’t cover the bill in full, the difference must be paid by the payment deadlines. More information can be found on the Pay your Self-Assessment tax bill webpage on GOV.UK.
Paying HMRC by credit card SA payments can be made online. There is a fee if payments are made by corporate credit card. The fee is not refundable.
Payments made by personal credit card cannot be accepted. Use your 10-digit Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) followed by the letter ‘K’ as your payment reference. You’ll find it either:
• in your clients’ HMRC online account
• on your clients’ paying-in slip, if they get paper statements.
HMRC will accept payment on the date your client makes it, not the date it reaches our account, including on bank holidays and weekends. If your client is unable to pay your SA tax bill in full by card, they should use another payment method like a bank transfer. Details of ways to pay SA can be found on the GOV.UK Webpage Pay your Self-Assessment tax bill. Individuals who are having difficulty making payment should contact HMRC as soon as possible.
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