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:

You can add other services to the account.

Setting up or adding other online services

You can browse for other HMRC taxes and services, including the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), Pension Schemes Online and Stamp Taxes.

If you’re an agent

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