The deadlines for paying your tax bill are usually:

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You can make weekly or monthly payments towards your bill, if you prefer.

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

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Ways to pay

Make sure you pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the deadline. You’ll be charged interest and may have to pay 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 need a paying-in slip from HMRC to pay at a bank or building society.

3 working days

5 working days

  • 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.