Guidance

Gambling Tax for Agents: HMRC Online Services

How to register and use the Gambling Tax for Agents Online Service.

Overview

If you need to send clients’ Gambling Tax returns to HMRC you can use the Gambling Tax for Agents Online Service, part of HMRC Online Services.

The service lets you:

Gambling Tax means GBD, PBD or RGD only.

If you already have an HMRC Online Services account

To add Gambling Tax for Agents to your services:

  1. Sign in to HMRC Online Services.
  2. Go to ‘Your HMRC services’.
  3. Select ‘Register for HMRC Taxes’.
  4. Register for ‘Gambling Tax for Agents Online Service’.

You’ll be given a Gambling Tax agent reference number and a Gateway Agent Identifier on the registration and enrolment summary. You should make a note of these, as they won’t be sent to you separately.

If you’re not registered for HMRC Online Services

To set up an account for Gambling Tax Service for Agents you’ll need to:

  1. Sign in to Government Gateway, and select ‘Register as an Agent’ to create a user ID and password.
  2. Sign in to HMRC Online Services using your agent user ID and password.
  3. Select ‘Register for HMRC Tax’
  4. Select ‘Register for Gambling Tax Online for Agents’.
  5. Once registered, provide your client with your Government Gateway Agent Identifier and postcode.

Agent authorisation for Gambling Tax

Once you’ve signed up for Gambling Tax for Agents Online Service, your clients will need to set up agent authorisation.

To set up agent authorisation for Gambling Tax, your client will need to:

  1. Sign in to HMRC Online Services.
  2. Select the Gambling Tax they wish to edit.
  3. Select ‘Edit’ button.
  4. Add your Government Gateway Agent Identifier and postcode.
  5. Select ‘Save’ and submit the change.

Once you’re authorised, as well as using the online service, you’ll also be able to contact HMRC by phone or post on behalf of your client.

Published 31 July 2015
Last updated 1 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Information updated on how to register for the service and how your clients can set up agent auhorisation.
  2. Guidance updated to clarify the process which agents and their clients need to follow to register and use the online services.
  3. Agent online services guidance has been updated to improve style and layout of content. HMRC Online Services log in information also updated in this guide.
  4. First published.