If you can't pay your tax bill on time

1. What to do

Call HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as soon as possible.

You have to pay interest if you pay late. You may avoid penalties by contacting HMRC as soon as possible.

If you can’t pay before the deadline, call the Business Payment Support Service.

Anyone can use this service, not just businesses.

Business Payment Support Service
Telephone: 0300 200 3835
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
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Nominated partners in business partnerships can negotiate time to pay with HMRC on behalf of the partnership or individual partners.

If you’ve missed your payment date

If you’ve received a payment demand, like a tax bill or a letter threatening you with legal action, call the HMRC office that sent you the letter.

Call the Business Payment Support Service if you haven’t received a bill or letter about payment yet.

Self Assessment

Call the Self Assessment helpline if you’ve missed your payment date.

Self Assessment Payment Helpline
Telephone: 0300 200 3822
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
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