1. Change of name or address

How you contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to update your name or address depends on your situation. You need to:

HMRC will update your personal records for:

  • Income Tax and National Insurance
  • tax credits and benefits, including Child Benefit
  • services including Government Gateway and the Pension Service

You must contact HMRC separately to update your business records.

After you tell HMRC

You’ll get an email to either:

  • confirm your change of details
  • ask for more information, eg legal documents for your name change