You can make a transfer from your bank account by Faster Payments, CHAPS or Bacs.

Sort Code Account Number Account Name CHAPS Instruction
08 32 10 12001039 HMRC Cumbernauld CHAPS Form

If your account is overseas

Account number (IBAN) Bank Identifier Code (BIC) Account Name
BARCGB22 GB62BARC20114770297690 HMRC Cumbernauld

Reference Number

You’ll need to use your 13-character accounts office reference number as the payment reference. You can find this on either:

  • the letter HMRC sent you when you first registered as an employer.
  • the front of your payment booklet or the letter from HMRC that replaced it

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

How long it takes

Payments by Faster Payments (online or telephone banking) usually reach HM Revenue and Customs (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.

Early Payments

If you pay monthly

You need to add extra numbers to your reference number if you pay before the 6th of the tax month that payment is due.

Work out the number you need to use.

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