When can you pay tax owed through your PAYE code?
You can pay your Self Assessment tax bill through your PAYE tax code, when all of the following apply:
Providing you meet the criteria above, HMRC will automatically collect what you owe by adjusting your tax code.
*They will not adjust your code if:
How do I request paying through my code within TaxCalc?
In TaxCalc HMRC Forms mode:
1. Go to: SA100 Core Return > Page 6
2. In the section, If you have not paid enough tax, box 2 will be ticked. Please remove the tick if you would like to request that HMRC deduct the amount due from your tax code.
In TaxCalc SimpleStep mode:
1. Go to: Working out your tax > Collecting tax through PAYE
2. In the section 2022-23 Tax collection, you will see a tick next to If your liability is less than £3,000, HMRC can collect this through your 2024-25 PAYE code(if you have one). If you would prefer this, please remove the tick.
Class 2 National Insurance
If you’re self-employed, you cannot pay Class 2 National Insurance through your tax code unless it’s been due since before 6 April 2015. You must use one of HMRC's other ways to pay by the deadline instead.