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How to Pay Your VAT to HMRC

    It is your responsibility to make sure that your VAT payment reaches HMRC by the payment deadline.

    There are a number of ways HMRC will accept your VAT payment.

    Immediate Payments can be made by:

    • Online Banking;
    • Telephone banking;
    • CHAPS.

    Here are the HMRC VAT Bank Account Details to make your payment:

    Sort codeAccount numberAccount name
    08 32 0011963155HMRC VAT

    Remember to use your 9 Digit VAT Number as your payment reference so HMRC can allocate it correctly.

    Other ways you can pay are below, but these typically take up to 3 days to clear, so you need to make sure you leave enough time for the money to reach HMRC for the VAT deadline:

    • Direct debit (but you must have your direct debit set up 7 days before your VAT payment deadline);
    • Debit card;
    • At your bank or building society.

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