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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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Anita Forrest is a Chartered Accountant, spreadsheet geek, money nerd and creator of www.goselfemployed.co - a UK small business finance blog where she shares help and advice with the self-employed community to make topics like registering a business, bookkeeping and taxes easy to understand.