Starter checklist for PAYE

Use the checklist if you start a new job or have been sent to work in the UK, so your new employer can complete their PAYE payroll.

Who can use the starter checklist

It is important you give the correct information to your new employer so you pay the right amount of tax before they complete their first payroll for you.

You can use the checklist, if:

  • you have a student or postgraduate loan
  • your personal details are different to those shown on your P45
  • you do not have a P45
  • you have been sent to work temporarily in the UK by your overseas employer

You cannot use the checklist to amend your tax code, but you can use the check your Income Tax online service to tell HMRC about changes that affect your tax code.

Before you start

You will need your:

  • full address including postcode
  • student or postgraduate loan plan types, if you have one — you can sign into your student loans repayment account to check your plan type
  • passport number if you are an employee sent to work temporarily in the UK by an overseas employer, if you know it
  • National Insurance number, if you know it

You will also need to know details about any income you’ve received from 6 April from:

  • another job
  • a pension
  • Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance or Incapacity Benefit

Start now

If you cannot use the online form

You can print out and fill in by hand, either the:

These files may not be suitable if you use assistive technology — such as a screen reader. If you need a more accessible format email and tell us what format you need. It will help if you tell us what assistive technology you use. Read the accessibility statement for HMRC forms.

What happens next

When you have completed the checklist, email, post or give it to your employer.

Do not send the checklist to HMRC.

Your employer will use this information to complete their payroll for your first payday.

If you’re an employer

Find out what you need to tell HMRC about:

Updates to this page

Published 3 October 2022

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