HMRC online services: sign in or set up an account

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Set up an account for HMRC online services

You’ll need to set up a Government Gateway account in order to access HMRC’s online services.

There are 3 types of account:

  • individual accounts
  • organisation accounts
  • accounts for agents

Individual accounts

You can, for example:

You can use the same Government Gateway sign in details to access both accounts. For example, if you set up a personal tax account you can then add Self Assessment to that account.

Organisation accounts

These include accounts for:

Set up an account.

Business tax accounts

Once you’ve set up your business tax account, you can use it to for example:

If you’re an agent

You can use HMRC online services on behalf of your clients if you’re a tax agent or adviser.