How do I set up a VAT Direct Debit Payment?

Jordan Macey

May 12, 2021

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Most businesses can set up a Direct Debit payment through their VAT online account.

Do note that Direct Debit payments take at least three working days to clear. As such, you should set up the Direct Debit at least three working days before submitting your online VAT return, or the payment won't be processed in time.

And if you've signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT and require more than one signature to set up a Direct Debit, you should use the Making Tax Digital VATC9 form. If you only require one signature to set up a Direct Debit, you can do so through your VAT online account.

The Making Tax Digital VATC9 form should also be used if if you've previously signed up for Making Tax Digital for VAT and have opted out of using the service.

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