HM Revenue & Customs

Sign up to file returns online

If you are already registered with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for tax and make your returns on paper but now want to file them online, you need to sign up and enrol to use HMRC Online Services. To do this follow the 'Sign up for HMRC online services' link below.

Tell HMRC you're a new business, new employer or new to VAT

Important note: You should only follow this link if you want to register for an HMRC business tax. If you are already registered for tax and simply want to sign up to file returns online, please follow the 'Sign up for HMRC online services' link on the left of this page.

To register for one or more of the business taxes listed below because you have started in business, taken on an employee for the first time or need to register for VAT, follow the 'Register for HMRC taxes' link below.

  • Self Assessment (including Class 2 National Insurance contributions)
  • Corporation Tax
  • PAYE for employers
  • VAT

Do not follow this link if you are an agent, or acting on behalf of someone else as you must first sign up for an Agent account via the Government Gateway website.

Once you have your Agent account you can return to the HMRC website and log in to use the business registration service.

If you are not in business but need to tell HMRC that you have to file a Self Assessment tax return for another reason, for example you have income from property or capital gains read Registering for Self Assessment.

Register for Machine Games Duty

Please follow the 'Register for Machine Games Duty' link below to register with HMRC for Machine Games Duty (MGD).

Do not follow this link if you are an agent, or acting on behalf of someone else as you must first sign up for an Agent account on the Government Gateway website.

Once you have your Agent account you can return to the HMRC website and log in to register for MGD.

Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme

Please follow the link below to register for the Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

Register for VAT Mini One Stop Shop

Please follow the 'Register for VAT Mini One Stop Shop' link below to register with HMRC for VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS).

Register for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Please follow the 'Register for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act' link below to register with HMRC for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.