Direct Debit

Set up a Direct Debit through your business’s HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online account to make a single payment. This means you’ll need to set up a payment each time you pay HMRC through Direct Debit.

Reference number

You’ll need your 13-character accounts office reference number to make a payment. You can find this on the letter HMRC sent you when you first registered as an employer.

How long it takes

Allow 5 working days to process a Direct Debit the first time you set one up. It should take 3 working days the next time if you’re using the same bank details.

The payments will show on your bank statement as ‘HMRC NDDS’.

Early or late payments

Make sure you also enter the correct year and month the payment is for in the separate boxes provided.