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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

Changes - customer: Name change - customer (Info)

Only legal name changes can be accepted. A legal name is the name that is on a document such as a

  • birth certificate
  • adoption certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • civil partnership certificate
  • deed of change of name (deed poll).

Names must be in the same order and spelling as the legal document.

You can not accept ‘known as’ names (names by which a person is more commonly known as and nicknames).

There is an Action Guide for this subject, select TCM0036180 to follow it