By debit or corporate credit card online

You can pay online.

There’s a fee if you pay by corporate credit card. The fee is not refundable.

You cannot pay with a personal credit card.

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

You’ll find the payslip reference:

  • on any payslip that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sent you
  • through your company’s HMRC online account - choose ‘View account’ then ‘Accounting period’

Your payment may be delayed if you use the wrong reference number.

If you’re unable to pay your Corporation Tax bill in full by card, you should use another payment method like a bank transfer.

How long it takes

Allow 3 working days for your payment to reach HMRC’s bank account.