Pay HMRC by bank transfer

You can pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) directly from a UK bank account with Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs.

Contact your bank or use your online bank account or banking app to make the payment.

Use the following bank details for HMRC:

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

Overseas payments

To pay from an overseas bank account, use the following bank details for HMRC:

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

Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
United Kingdom
E14 5HP

Reference number

Use your 9-digit VAT registration number, without spaces, as the payment reference.

Find your registration number:

If you need to pay a VAT surcharge or penalty

You’ll need to use your 14-character reference number starting with X when you pay.

You’ll find this on 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

Check your bank’s processing times before you pay.

Faster Payments 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.