Signing up for HMRC online services

(Government Gateway Account)

You can choose to register the company for online services, this may be a better option as once set up, you will be able to set up a direct debit for all tax payments, and you will also be able to view both tax balance and historical payments/tax returns.

Should you wish to proceed with this, please access the registration services via the green button "Sign in".


Creating an HMRC account

  1. The sign-in page will have an option for "create sign-in details".
  2. Enter your email address and you will be sent a confirmation code via email. Please enter this code once received. 
  3. Please enter your Full name and desired Password (Your password needs to be 10 or more characters. You can use a mix of numbers, letters and symbols.)
  4. You will be sent a 'Government Gateway User ID' (It's important you keep this ID safe!)
  5. It is important that you select 'Organisation' when presented with the three options of individual, organisation and agent. 
  6. You will now be able to set up additional security which will give you the choice of Text, Voice call and Authenticator. Please choose a method of additional security and follow the necessary steps. 
  7. You should now be taken to your 'Business Tax Account'.

Adding your Corporation Tax to the account

  1. Please click on the green button named 'Add tax, duty or scheme'.
  2. Please select 'Corporation tax' from the options and press 'Continue'
  3. You will need to enter your UTR number and the company number (this can be found in your documents section - please let us know if you cannot see this).
  4. You should now see a green confirmation box confirming that you have requested access to your corporation tax and an activation code will be sent via post to your registered office address within 7 days. 
  5. Once we receive this code via post, we will upload it to your dashboard and notify you immediately.  

Activating your corporation tax (once the code is received)

  1. You will need to log in to your HMRC account using the government gateway id and details you signed up with. 
  2. Click on 'activate your Corporation tax' (Please note that it can take up to 72 hours after activation to show your information).
  3. You will then be able to use your HMRC account to make payments, view your tax references and much more!



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