1. Overview

You’ll usually need to pay your VAT bill by the deadline shown on your VAT return.

There are different deadlines if you use:

Ways to pay

Make sure your payment will reach HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) bank account by the deadline. You may have to pay a surcharge if you don’t pay on time.

You can use the VAT payment deadline calculator to work out how much time to allow.

Same or next day

3 working days

If the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, your payment must arrive in HMRC’s bank account on the last working day before it (unless you pay by Faster Payments.)