Pay your Simple Assessment tax bill

You must pay your Simple Assessment tax bill if you’ve been sent a letter by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Simple Assessment is a way to pay Income Tax that could not be automatically taken out of your income. This may be tax you owe from a previous tax year or on your State Pension.

Use this service to:

  • make a full or part payment using a debit card or corporate credit card - you cannot use a personal credit card
  • see payments you have already made
  • find out how much you have left to pay
  • check your payment deadline
  • see any changes to your Simple Assessment calculation
  • contact HMRC if you have a problem with your bill

There’s a non-refundable fee if you pay using a corporate credit card. From 1 November 2020, there will also be a non-refundable fee if you pay by corporate debit card.

There’s no fee if you pay by personal debit card.

If you think any information in the letter is wrong or you cannot pay your bill on time, you must contact HMRC within 60 days.

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Other ways to pay

If you know the amount you need to pay or do not want to sign in to your HMRC online account, you can pay by:

  • online or telephone banking
  • personal debit or corporate credit card online
  • cheque

You’ll need your Charge Reference Number when you pay. You’ll find it on your Simple Assessment letter.

Pay by online or telephone banking

You can pay using online banking or telephone banking, Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs.

It usually takes up to 3 working days for your payment to reach HMRC. Check your bank’s transaction limits and processing times before making a payment.

Sort code Account number Account name
08 32 10 12001020 HMRC Shipley

If you’re paying from an overseas account

Use HMRC’s International Bank Account Number (IBAN):

Bank Identifier Code (BIC) Account number (IBAN) Account name
BARCGB22 GB03BARC20114783977692 HMRC Shipley

Pay by debit or corporate credit card

You can pay online with a debit or corporate card.

HMRC will accept your card payment on the date you make it, not the date it reaches their account - including on bank holidays and weekends.

You cannot pay with a personal credit card.

There’s a fee if you pay by corporate credit card.

Pay by cheque

You can pay by cheque through the post. Make the cheque payable to ‘HM Revenue and Customs only’ and send it to:

HMRC
Direct
BX5 5BD

Write your Charge Reference Number on the back of the cheque - you’ll find it on your Simple Assessment letter.

It usually takes 3 working days for your payment to reach HMRC.