The best way to pay HMRC is online. Their cheque processing system is very slow and becoming less reliable.

You can make your payment either:

If you are sending a cheque to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), it must clear HMRC’s bank account by the deadline in order to avoid the 5% surcharge.

HMRC Self Assessment Payment Helpline

Telephone: 0300 200 3822

Call this helpline if you’ve missed your Self Assessment payment date.

Opening times:

8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 4pm, Saturday

Closed Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

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