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

The back of your payslip, sent to you by HMRC, tells you which account to use. If you’re not sure, use Cumbernauld.

Account Name Sort Code Account Number CHAPS Instruction
HMRC Cumbernauld 083210 12001039 CHAPS form – Cumbernauld
HMRC Shipley 083210 12001020 CHAPS form – Shipley

Reference number

Use your 17-character Corporation Tax payslip reference for the accounting period you’re paying.
You’ll find the payslip reference:

  • on the payslip that HMRC sent to you after you submitted your return
  • through your company’s HMRC online account – choose ‘View account’ then ‘Accounting period’

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 accounts

Use these details to pay from an overseas account.

Account number (IBAN) Bank identifier code (BIC) Account name
GB62BARC20114770297690 BARCGB22 HMRC Cumbernauld
GB03BARC20114783977692 BARCGB22 HMRC Shipley

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