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Kristian Charles Williams

Kristian Charles Williams

Jan 19, 2021

HMRC Government Gateway User ID and Password : Where did it go?

Since HMRC closed their Government Gateway, personal tax returns are now filed via HMRC Online Services

What was the HMRC Government Gateway?

Archaeologists have informed us that In March 2019 - HMRC closed their online services portal, which was called the HMRC Government Gateway.

Since then UK tax filers have been filing their self-assessment tax return via the replacement system, HMRC Online Services.

Where do I login to HMRC services to file my tax return now?

HMRC replaced their Government Gateway Portal with a more robust replacement system. TAXO'D recommends checking it out : HMRC Online Services.

Is my Government Gateway userID and password still valid?

It sure is ! (but don't expect it to work anywhere other than HMRC.)

I have forgotten my Government Gateway user ID and password?

If you have forgotten your userID login for Government Gateway, you can easily find your Government Gateway user ID, or you can call HMRC on 0300 2003600, or you could dig through your old emails and try and locate correspondence from HMRC Government Gateway Service / Government Gateway UserID

If you have forgotten your password you can simply reset your old user ID and password. (have your ID and email address to hand)

TAXO'D blog - HMRC Government Gateway

Can I create a new Government Gateway User ID?

TAXO'D TOP TIP - Obviously is now 2 years since HMRC close this portal so it is strongly recommended heading over to HMRC Online Services or sign up for GOV.UK Verify with the post office.

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Disclaimer: This is simply a guide and should not be treated as tax advice. Contact HMRC directly if you need tax advice.

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Kristian Charles Williams

Head of Growth, Partnerships & Mugician

A freelance human and one that resides in creative industries. For the best part I have been an independent musician and a (not-so-independent) composer.

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