Instructions for VAT payment
VAT is a self-assessed tax. This means that you will not receive a bank transfer form for it from the Tax Administration.
You can pay the VAT in MyTax. If you pay the tax in your e-bank or in some other way, check the Tax Administration’s bank account number and the reference number for self-assessed taxes in MyTax. You can also check them by calling 029 497 026, the Tax Administration’s service number for payments.
When you pay in MyTax, the following details are pre-completed on the payment template:
- Reference number for self-assessed taxes
- Tax Administration's bank account number
- Date of payment (always the present day (in MyTax))
- The amount you must pay. The amount of the value-added tax is based on the VAT return that you have sent. In the same way, if you pay some other self-assessed taxes, the amount is based on the return you have sent. The amount that you see is the sum, valid today, of the tax and any late-payment interest. You can change the amount if it is necessary to change it.
Select Paying taxes on the home page.
Navigate to Self-assessed taxes.
From here, you can either move on to your e-bank to pay the tax or you can simply check the payment information as you might need it some other time when you pay taxes.
(a) Paying the tax in MyTax
- Select the Pay self-assessed taxes button.
- Enter the amount of tax you are going to pay and click Next.
- Click Go to e-bank to continue. You will see a payment template that contains the Tax Administration’s bank account number and the reference number (i.e. the payment information). Note that the date of payment is the current date and it cannot be changed.
(b) Checking the payment information (reference number, bank account number):
- Navigate to Other payment methods to see the reference number you need for making payments of VAT and other self-assessed taxes. Please note: when you enter the reference number for the bank transfer, you must include the letters “RF” and all the numbers.
- Navigate to Tax Administration bank account numbers to see the bank accounts.
When you have paid the tax, it is displayed as a paid tax in MyTax on the following business day or the day after that.
If you pay your VAT after the due date, you must pay late-payment interest. VAT starts collecting interest on the day after the due date. Interest collection stops on the day when you make the payment. For 2021, the rate of late-payment interest is 7%.
Log in to MyTax to check the exact amount and interest.
If you are unable to pay the VAT by the due date, you can request a payment arrangement for temporary financial difficulties.