Apply for group treatment for Gaming Duty

Set up a new Gaming Duty group, or disband an existing group using form GD60.


Apply online (sign in with Government Gateway)

Apply by post


Group treatment for Gaming Duty purposes allows 2 or more corporate bodies to be treated as a single entity accounting for Gaming Duty under the Departmental Trader Reference Number (DTRN) of their representative member.

The representative member or the person who controls the group must apply.

To set up a new Gaming Duty group, or to disband an existing group, you can either:

  • use the online form (sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)
  • fill in the form on-screen, print it off and post it to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number. Use it to track the progress of your form.

You must also fill in form GD56 application to register for ‘Gaming Duty in the name of the representative member.

HMRC may refuse an application if we think that it presents a risk to revenue.

Before you start using the postal form

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You’ll need to fill in the postal form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you begin to fill it in.

Excise Notice 453: Gaming Duty
This notice explains the Gaming Duty regime, how the duty is charged and who has to pay.

Gaming Duty application for registration (GD56)
Use the online service or the postal form to register for Gaming Duty.

Application for inclusion on the Gaming Duty Register (GD57)
Use the online form to register partnership details when you apply to be included on the Gaming Duty Register.

Notification of premises (GD58)
Use the online form to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about premises you want to include or have removed from your entry on the Gaming Duty Register.

Register for gambling tax
Find out if you need to register for General Betting Duty (GBD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) or Remote Gaming Duty (RGD).

File your gambling tax return online.

Published 2 July 2014
Last updated 22 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. An online service is now available.
  2. First published.