The deadlines for paying your tax bill are usually:

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Pay your tax bill

Pay Self Assessment now

You can also use the HMRC app to pay your bill through your bank’s app or using online banking.

You can pay the amount you owe in instalments before the deadline, if you prefer. You can do this by: 

  • setting up weekly or monthly payments towards your bill   
  • making one-off payments through your online bank account, using online or telephone banking (Faster Payments), setting up single Direct Debits or by posting cheques

You can get help if you cannot pay your tax bill on time.

Ways to pay

Make sure you pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the deadline. You’ll be charged interest and may be charged a penalty if your payment is late.

The time you need to allow depends on how you pay.

You can no longer pay at the Post Office.

Same or next day

You can pay:

You need a paying-in slip from HMRC to pay at a bank or building society.

3 working days

You can pay by:

5 working days

You can pay by:

  • Direct Debit (if you have not set one up with HMRC before)

If the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, make sure your payment reaches HMRC on the last working day before (unless you’re paying by Faster Payments or by debit or credit card).

Problems with payment services

Online payment services may be slow during busy times. Check if there are any current problems or times they are not available.