You’ll usually need to pay your VAT bill by the deadline shown on your VAT return.
There are different deadlines if you use:
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).