HMRC’s online service provides a variety of digital services to people who wish to manage their tax or tax credits online. It replaced the old Government Gateway system in March 2019, however you can still use your Government Gateway user ID and password to log in.
Anyone can register for an HMRC online service or set up a Personal Tax Account, but to use most of them, you’ll need to prove your identity first. To do so, you must go through a ‘secure entry portal’ provided by the Government Gateway or GOV.UK Verify, which will verify that you are who you say you are.
You can use the online system to do things like:
It’s also there to use if you need to do things like:
To file a tax return, you’ll need a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), which will be linked to your Government Gateway account. If you don’t already have a UTR, you can apply for one through GOV.UK.
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When you create an online tax profile with HMRC, you receive a login for their online services. You can register with HMRC Online Services here if you need to check your personal taxes, register for Self Assessment, check PAYE, submit VAT or any of the others listed above.