1. Change of name or address

You must tell HMRC if you change your name, business name or your personal or trading address.

There are different ways of telling HMRC about changes to your personal details for Income Tax, National Insurance, student loans, tax credits and Child Benefit.

Make sure you’ve updated your details for all of the taxes and schemes you’re registered for, including:

  • Corporation Tax
  • Self Assessment
  • PAYE for employers
  • VAT (you must tell HMRC of changes within 30 days)
  • the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

You can use HMRC Online Services to tell HMRC about changes to your business, including your correspondence address and payroll details if you’re an employer. You can do this for all services apart from CIS.

You need to tell Companies House about changes to your Corporation Tax details before you tell HMRC.

The Business Tax Dashboard

If you’re registered for the Business Tax Dashboard, you can use this to update your details for PAYE, and Corporation Tax or Self Assessment, at the same time. You’ll still have to change your VAT details separately.

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

You need to tell HMRC separately about any changes to your business if you’re a contractor or subcontractor under CIS.

Other ways to update your details

If you’re self-employed or in a partnership, you can write to the address on the most recent correspondence you have from HMRC, or call the taxes helpline:

Taxes helpline
Telephone: 0300 200 3300
Textphone: 0300 200 3319
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

For Corporation Tax, you can write to your Corporation Tax Office.

For PAYE, you can contact the HMRC employer helpline, or the Customer Operations Employer Office.

HMRC employer helpline
Telephone: 0300 200 3200
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

Customer Operations Employer Office
BP4009
Chillingham House
Benton Park View
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1ZZ

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