Make an online or telephone bank transfer

You can pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs.

Your ‘notice to deliver your tax return’ or any reminder from HMRC, will tell you which account to pay into. If you’re not sure, use HMRC Cumbernauld.

Sort code Account number
HMRC Cumbernauld 083210 12001039
HMRC Shipley 083210 12001020

Reference number

Use your 17-character Corporation Tax payment reference number for the accounting period you’re paying.

You’ll find your reference number:

  • on your ‘notice to deliver your tax return’ or on any reminders from HMRC
  • in your company’s HMRC online account - choose ‘view Corporation Tax statement’, ‘accounting periods’, then select the correct period

Your payment reference number changes with each accounting period, so you’ll need to use a different one each time you pay.

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 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.

Overseas accounts

Use these details to pay from an overseas account.

Account number (IBAN) Bank identifier code (BIC)
HMRC Cumbernauld GB62BARC20114770297690 BARCGB22
HMRC Shipley GB03BARC20114783977692 BARCGB22

Multiple payments by CHAPS

Send an online CHAPS enquiry form if you want to make a single payment to cover more than one company for the same accounting period.

HMRC’s banking address is:

Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
United Kingdom
E14 5HP