Pay weekly or monthly

You can set up a Budget Payment plan to make weekly or monthly Direct Debit payments towards your next Self Assessment tax bill.

Your payments will be used against your next tax bill - this means you’ll have less to pay at the payment deadline

Set up your Budget Payment Plan 

To set up a plan you must be up to date with any payments from your last Self Assessment tax bill.

Self Assessment payments are due by the:

  • 31 January for any tax you owe for the previous tax year (known as a balancing payment), and your first payment on account

  • 31 July for your second payment on account

If you’re up to date with your payments

  1. Sign in to your online account.

  2. Select ‘Direct Debit’ and choose the Budget Payment Plan option.

  3. Decide if you want to make weekly or monthly payments and how much you want to pay.

If the amount you’ve paid does not cover all of your next bill, you’ll need to pay the difference. If you’re in credit, you can ask for a refund.

You can pause payments for up to 6 months if you need to.

If you cannot pay your tax bill

If you’ve missed your Self Assessment payment deadline or you cannot pay the amount you owe, you might be able to set up a payment plan (also known as a ‘Time to Pay’ arrangement).

Check which payment plan is right for you

Use this tool to check if you can set up regular payments towards your Self Assessment tax bill.

What you’ll need to set up a payment plan 

You’ll need to use your 11-character payment reference when you set up a new Direct Debit. This is your 10-digit Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) followed by the letter ‘K’.

You’ll find it either: