Set up a Self Assessment payment plan

Your plan covers your balancing payment, your first and second payment on account, and any other penalties or charges against your account. You’ll have to pay interest on the amount you pay late.

A payment plan allows you to pay your tax charges in instalments, over a period of up to 12 months.

To be eligible to set up an online payment plan you need to:

  • have filed your 2019 to 2020 tax return
  • owe £30,000 or less
  • have no other tax debts
  • have no other HMRC payment plans set up

You can use this service within 60 days of the payment deadline.

Before you start

HMRC intend this as a one-off payment plan to give you extra support. You must keep up to date with your payments. If you do not, HMRC may ask you to pay the entire outstanding amount.