How Do I Pay My Self Assessment Tax Bill?

After completing your online self-assessment return you’ll see your tax calculation and how much you’ll pay.

There are lots of ways to pay this bill and two deadlines for paying it by.

Paying on time means you’ll avoid being charged interest and a late penalty.

The deadlines are the 31st of January for your tax bill from the previous year and first payment on account and the 31st of July for your second payment on account.

To help you avoid missing the deadline you can choose to make your payments earlier.

If you prefer to pay regularly throughout the year, use a budget payment plan.

You can also pay your self-assessment tax bill through the HMRC app.

For your payment to reach HMRC the same or next day pay by approving your payment through your online bank account online or telephone banking using faster payments chaps or your debit or corporate credit card online.

Alternatively you can use a paying in slip from HMRC at your bank or Building Society for payment to reach them within three days.

Pay by direct debit or alternatively you can send a cheque through the post.

After paying you can view your HMRC online account to check payment has been received – it should show as paid within seven working days.

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