Tell HMRC About a Change to your Personal Details

Change of Name or Address 

How you contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to update your name or address depends on your situation. 
You will also need to change your business records if you run a business. 
You need to wait until you have moved or changed your name before telling HMRC. 

If you have Changed your Address 

There are different ways to tell HMRC if you: 

If you have Changed your Name 

Tell HMRC your name has changed. If you submit a Self Assessment tax return as well your details will be updated for both. 
You will need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID you can create one when you update your name. 
There are different ways to tell HMRC if you: 
Your name will be updated automatically if you change gender

What Happens Next 

HMRC will update your personal records for: 
  • Income Tax and National Insurance 
  • tax credits and benefits, including Child Benefit 
  • services, including the Pension Service 
You will get an email to either: 
  • confirm your change of details 
  • ask for more information, for example legal documents for your name change 

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