Before you pay your VAT bill, make sure your deadline has not passed. Your deadline will be shown on your VAT return.
There are different deadlines if you use:
Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can delay (defer) any VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. If you choose to defer your VAT payment, you will have until 31 March 2021 to pay it.
There’s a different way to pay a VAT Mini One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) bill.
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 do not 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
- Direct Debit
- standing order (only for businesses using the Annual Accounting Scheme or Payments on Account)
- online by debit or corporate credit card
- at your bank or building society
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).