In order to register for a personal tax account, you will need the following information:
- Your National Insurance (NI) number
- Your Passport, driving license or a recent P60
18 simple steps to set up a personal tax account
Step 1 – Set up a personal tax account
You will need to start the process by visiting www.gov.uk/personal-tax-account and click on the “Start Now” button.
STEP 2 – Prove your identity
Select the “create an account” option and select continue.
Step 3 – Create an account
In this step, you will have to choose how to register. Most clients find the “Government Gateway” option more manageable so select the “Create a Government Gateway account” option.
The next screen might present you with COVID-19 guidance. If you see this guidance, select the “continue to your account” option on the bottom of the page.
Step 4 – Create sign in details
Select the “Set up a user ID” option on this page
Step 5 – Enter your email address
Enter your email address and select continue.
Step 6 – Confirm your email
HMRC would have emailed you a code to verify your email. Check the code and enter it in this section and select continue. Select continue on the following screen as well.
Step 7 – Provide your name
Enter your name and select continue.
Step 8 – Create a password
Create a password, then confirm the password and select continue
Step 9 – Set up a recovery phrase
Select continue to provide a recovery phrase. This is used in case you forget your password. Once you’ve entered the recovery word select continue.
Step 10 – Make a note of your User ID
You will now receive your User ID on screen. Make a note of this User ID. You should also receive this by email.
Step 11- Chose the type of account
Select the “Individual” option and then select continue.
Step 12 – Set up additional security
On the next screens you will need to set up additional security. The easiest option is to set up text messages security. Select text message and select continue.
Step 13 – Enter mobile number
Now enter the mobile number and select continue
Step 14 – Enter the access code
Enter the access code you would have received via text message and select continue. Your personal tax account gateway has now been set up. You now need to complete a few more steps.
Step 15 – Confirm who you are
HMRC will now ask you for a few details to match the records. Please enter the details and select the continue button when complete.
Step 16 – Choose a way to identify you
Here you can choose any of the options available to you for the purposes of identification. In most cases, UK passport might be the easiest option. Then select continue to provide consent to share information and select continue again.
Step 17 – Enter your passport information
In this step, enter your details exactly as they appear on your passport. Once completed, select continue. If the information is correct, you will see a message saying “We have confirmed your identity”. Select continue.
Step 18 – Choose if you want to go paperless
Final step! Select whether you want to go paperless and select continue.