Pay your Corporation Tax bill
The deadline for your payment will depend on your taxable profits.
Taxable profits of up to £1.5 million
You must pay your Corporation Tax 9 months and 1 day after the end of your accounting period. Your accounting period is usually your financial year, but you may have 2 accounting periods in the year you set up your company.
Taxable profits of more than £1.5 million
You must pay your Corporation Tax in instalments.
Ways to pay
The time you need to allow depends on how you pay.
Same day or next day
3 working days
- Direct Debit (if you’ve set one up before)
- Online by debit or credit card
- At your bank or building society
- At the Post Office
5 working days
- Direct Debit (if you haven’t set one up before)
You can’t pay Corporation Tax by post.
If the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, make sure your payment reaches HMRC on the last working day before it (unless you’re paying by Faster Payments).