HMRC and VAT Loans

HMRC and VAT Loans are designed to help businesses manage significant tax liabilities, such as VAT and corporation tax payments. These loans provide a solution for businesses to meet their tax obligations without disrupting their cash flow.
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Loan Example:




12 months

Interest Rate

from 8.9% APR

Monthly Repayment

approx. £874

Total Repayable


*This loan example is for illustrative purposes only. All finance and quotes are subject to status and income. Click here to check your eligibility to receive options tailored to your circumstances.

How It Works

These loans are specifically tailored to cover tax bills like VAT or corporation tax. They enable businesses to spread the cost of these payments over a more manageable period, thus alleviating the immediate financial burden.

Eligibility and Application

Ideal for businesses facing sizable tax bills and needing short-term financial assistance. The application process generally requires an assessment of the tax bill and the business's ability to repay the loan.

Loan Utilisation

Funds are used exclusively for settling tax liabilities, including quarterly VAT, annual corporation tax, and other tax-related payments. This financing can be crucial in times when tax bills coincide with other significant business expenditures.


By securing finance for tax bills, businesses can maintain healthier cash flow levels and avoid penalties associated with late tax payments. It also enables businesses to retain working capital for operational needs or growth initiatives.

Interest Rates and Terms

Interest rates and terms are typically aligned with the nature of the tax bill and the business’s financial situation. The focus is on providing a short-term solution that matches the timing of the tax liabilities.


It’s crucial for businesses to plan ahead for tax payments to avoid last-minute financing needs. However, when unexpected cash flow challenges arise, HMRC and VAT Loans offer a viable solution to meet tax obligations responsibly.

Risks and Responsibilities

While these loans provide immediate relief, businesses must be aware of their responsibility to repay the loan timely. Failure to do so could lead to additional financial strain or impact future borrowing capabilities.

Frequently asked questions

What are HMRC and VAT Loans?

HMRC and VAT Loans are financial solutions designed to help businesses manage their tax liabilities, such as paying VAT bills or corporation tax, by providing short-term funding.

Who can apply for these loans?

Any UK-registered business that has a tax liability due to HMRC and needs assistance in managing cash flow can apply for these loans.

How do these loans work?

These loans provide the funds needed to pay tax bills on time, which the business then repays over an agreed period, helping to spread the cost and ease cash flow pressures.

What types of tax liabilities can be covered?

They can cover various tax liabilities, including VAT payments, corporation tax, PAYE, and other HMRC-related payments.

What are typical terms for these loans?

The terms can vary but are usually short, ranging from 3 to 12 months, aligning with the business’s cash flow and tax payment schedules.

Are there any fees or interest rates associated?

Yes, these loans typically come with interest rates and possibly other fees, which vary depending on the lender and the loan terms.

What is the application process like?

Businesses will need to provide details of their tax liability, financial statements, and potentially a business plan or cash flow forecasts.

Can new businesses apply for HMRC and VAT Loans?

Yes, as long as they have a tax liability and can demonstrate the ability to repay the loan.

What happens if I can’t repay the loan?

Failure to repay can lead to additional financial strain and could affect your business’s credit rating and ability to borrow in the future.

Is a personal guarantee required for these loans?

This depends on the lender’s requirements and the business’s creditworthiness. Some lenders may require a personal guarantee from the business owner or directors.

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Limited companies can receive a loan decision without impacting their credit score. This allows you to evaluate your options without worry.

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