We are receiving a number of enquiries from clients who are struggling to navigate through the HMRC system for paying their Self Assessment Tax bill for the looming payment deadline of 31 January.
By far the easiest way to make this payment is by a standard bank transfer through online or telephone banking. For the details to make payments online to HMRC please visit https://www.gov.uk/pay-self-assessment-tax-bill/bank-details
The reference number for your payment will be your 10 digit UTR number, followed by the letter ‘K’.
Many online banking systems will have the HMRC Self Assessment bank details preloaded into their systems, so when you enter the above details, your banking system may guide you.
Please remember to include your UTR number as reference for any personal tax payments to HMRC.
You can also make payment by cheque, through the post, https://www.gov.uk/pay-self-assessment-tax-bill/by-post or online by debit card https://www.gov.uk/pay-self-assessment-tax-bill/by-debit-or-credit-card-online
Your 10 Digit UTR number will be on any correspondence you have received from HMRC. If you are a client, and unsure, then please contact us and we will provide you with your number.
If you aren’t a client, then HMRC will not provide you with your UTR number over the phone, they will send it by post, so if you cannot find it please contact HMRC on 0300 200 3310 ASAP and they will post it out to you.
Also, be aware of any phone calls, or text messages, that appear to be from HMRC. It is extremely unusual for HMRC to contact you by phone, if you receive such a phone call please hang up and call HMRC back on 0300 200 3300.
We hope this information is of benefit, however should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.