Guide

Pay your Self Assessment tax bill

Last updated: 7 March 2017

Budget payment plan

You can set up a 'budget payment plan' to make regular payments in advance.

The payment plan lets you:

  • decide how much to pay each week or month
  • stop paying for up to 6 months

Set up your plan using your HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online account. Go to the Direct Debit section and choose the budget payment option when filling in the Direct Debit form.

You must be up to date with your previous Self Assessment payments to use this option.

If the total you've paid during the year doesn't cover your bill in full, you'll have to pay the difference by the payment deadlines.

Pay your Self Assessment tax bill
Budget payment plan