Bereavement and deceased estate

Phone

Bereavement Helpline

Call HMRC for help with tax after someone dies.

When you call

This helpline uses speech recognition software, so you will be asked why you are calling HMRC. Try to answer with short phrases and words, for example:

  • “bereavement”
  • “deceased”

If you cannot use speech recognition software, find out how to get help from HMRC if you need extra support.

You can also use Relay UK if you cannot hear or speak on the phone: dial 18001 then 0300 200 3300.

Telephone:
0300 200 3300

Textphone:
0300 200 3319

Outside UK:
+44 135 535 9022

Opening times:

Our phone line opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

You can also find out information in:

Best time to call:

Phone lines are less busy before 10am, Monday to Friday.

Deceased Estate Helpline

Get specialist advice on a deceased person’s estate about:

  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax

Telephone:
0300 123 1071

Opening times:

Our phone line opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

You can also find out information in:

Find out about call charges

Post

If you do not use the Tell Us Once service, write to HMRC for help with tax after someone dies.

You do not need to include a street name or PO box when writing to this address.

Couriers should use a different address.

Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment
HM Revenue and Customs
BX9 1AS
United Kingdom