Make an online or telephone bank transfer

You can pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs.

Sort code Account number Account name
08 32 00 11963155 HMRC VAT

Reference number

You’ll need your 9-digit VAT registration number to make a payment.

Find your registration number:

Do not put any spaces between the digits when paying your VAT bill.

If you need to pay a VAT surcharge or penalty

You’ll need to give your 14-digit reference number beginning with ‘X’.

You can find your 14-digit reference number in the letter HMRC sent you about your surcharge or penalty.

Your payment may be delayed if you use the wrong reference number.

How long it takes

Payments made by Faster Payments (online or telephone banking) will usually reach HMRC on the same or next day, including weekends and bank holidays.

CHAPS payments usually reach HMRC the same working day if you pay within your bank’s processing times.

Bacs payments usually take 3 working days.

Check your bank’s transaction limits and processing times before making a payment.

Overseas payments

Account number (IBAN) Bank identifier code (BIC) Account name
GB36BARC20051773152391 BARCGB22 HMRC VAT

HMRC’s banking address is:

Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
London
United Kingdom
E14 5HP