Bank details for online or telephone banking, CHAPS, Bacs
Paying from the UK
Use your online or telephone banking account to make your payment to the following HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) bank account.
|Sort code||Account number||Account name|
|08 32 20||12001004||HMRC NICO|
Use the 18-digit reference number shown on your HMRC payment request, when you make a payment. Do not leave any spaces between the digits.
Your payment may be delayed if you use the wrong reference number.
How long it takes
Payments made by Faster Payments (online or telephone banking) will usually reach HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the same or next day, including weekends and bank holidays.
CHAPS payments usually reach HMRC the same working day if you pay within your bank’s processing times.
Bacs payments usually take 3 working days.
Check your bank’s transaction limits and processing times before making a payment.
If you’re paying from abroad, the account you pay into depends on whether you’re using a UK or non-UK account.
|Account type||Sort code||Account number|
|UK||20 20 48||30944793|
|Account type||Account number (IBAN)||Bank Identifier Code (BIC)|
For either account, pay to account name ‘HMRC NIC receipts’.
Use your National Insurance number followed by ‘IC’, your surname then your initial. If your bank limits you to a certain amount of characters, you should use your National Insurance number followed by ‘IC’ and as much of your surname as possible.
Example If your name is Anne Jones, you’d write the reference as QQ123456AICJONESA
If you’re an employer paying for an employee living abroad, you should use your 13-character employer number.
HMRC’s banking address is:
Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place