Tell HMRC about a change to your personal details

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Change of name or address

You need to tell HMRC if you’ve changed your name or address. How you contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to update your name or address depends on your situation.

You’ll also need to change your business records if you run a business.

If you submit a Self Assessment tax return, your details will be updated once you’ve reported a name or address change.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Tell HMRC you’ve changed your address.

Tell HMRC your name has changed. You’ll need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID you can create one when you update your name.

Your name will be updated automatically if you change gender.

There are different ways to tell HMRC if you:

Tax agents can also update these details by phone or in writing.