HMRC Change of Address

Everything you need to know to about your HMRC Change of address

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HMRC Change of Address

In this guide you will learn how to about HMRC Change of address. That includes how to update address with HMRC and answers to common questions.

As we know, HMRC look after lots of different things. In this article we will look at:

  • – How to update address with Tax credits
  • – How to update your address with Child Benefits
  • – A National Insurance change of address
  • – State Pension change of address
  • – Income Tax change of address

Therefore, as we can see, it’s important that HMRC know your current address.

With that in mind, let’s jump right in!

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Update Your Address With HMRC

Of course, there are lots of companies and institutions you need to update your address with – not just HMRC address changes. If you need to update any other accounts, such as a DVLA change of address, update the NHS, your club cards, TV licence etc… You can actually do that using our online change of address form. It’s free and you can get started by clicking the button below. 


How do I Change Address Details with HMRC?

If you are wondering ‘how do I change address details with HMRC’?  You’re in luck.

As we know, if you pay income tax through PAYE and live in the UK you need to update your address with HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs).

Updating your address should be straightforward, but things can be a little more complicated dependant upon your circumstances. However, that’s not to worry – we’ll cover the exceptions later.

For 99% of people you can change your address with HMRC online, via their website

This can be done online, via their website. 

If you are paid through the PAYE system you can update them online. 

So, what is the PAYE system? You’re paid through the PAYE system if you are paid a pension, wages or salary. 

Fortunately, for the majority of people the next steps are really straight forward.

Firstly, you need to set-up a Government Gateway Account.

The process looks like this:


Create an account with an email address

write-down HMRC information

You will be given a unique User ID (write this one down)


When signing in HMRC will send you an access code to your preferred method of contact to verify that it is in fact you

HMRC Date of birth

Once you’ve signed-in you will need to provide your date of birth, National Insurance number, and your full name

Complete HMRC FORM

And you’re set to go! You can now update your address and access other HMRC services through that portal

You can start the whole process of updating HMRC on your change of address here.


PAYE Change of address

What are the Exceptions?

You will not be able to use this service to update your details for your business tax, if you live in a different country or for self-assessment. This also doesn’t work if you want to tell HMRC that you have changed name.

HMRC Business Change of Address​

HMRC Business Change of Address

If you’re a business owner, you will want to do a HMRC change of address for your business if you change your business name, personal trading address, name or gender.

As discussed earlier, if there are changes to your personal circumstances you can inform the HMRC following the process above. You would want to let the HMRC know  if there are changes of any personal details for National Insurance (NI), your student loans, child benefits, tax credits – any change to your personal details.

As a business you need to update your details for all of the schemes such as;

    • Self Assessment
    • PAYE for employers
    • VAT (you must tell HMRC of changes within 30 days)
    • the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)


You can get started by telling HMRC about changing to your business. This would also include payroll details & correspondence address. This will be for all services and schemes except from CIS.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I inform HMRC about changes to my business?

To inform HMRC about changes to your business, you will need to contact HMRC on 0300 200 3210. Alternatively, you can write to them by post at: 

HM Revenue and Customs,

National Insurance Contributions and Employers Office


How do I inform HMRC about changes to my income?

Naturally, it’s really important to keep HMRC up-to-date on changes to your income. You can give them a call on 0300 200 3210. Typically, your employer will update HMRC on changes to your salary. But this is more important for circumstances where you have started receiving income from different sources, or you have started becoming self-employed. 

HMRC Update address

If you’re wondering how to ‘HMRC update address’, you will need to create a government gateway account. We’re currently looking to integrate HMRC into our moving home platform so that you will be able to update your address with them. Meanwhile, if you have other addresses to update, you can get started now.

Inform HMRC about changes of address

To inform HMRC about change of address, you can follow the simple process outline above. It starts with logging into or creating your Government Gateway account.

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What happens after I complete the form?

We will tell all of your selected companies about your address change. They will get in touch in the rare instance they need any more information. So, pop the kettle on and relax because you’re all done.

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What happens to my data?

All of your personal data is deleted intermediately. Unlike other companies, we don’t share any of your data with other third parties to sell you products or services. We act in total adherence to GDPR , the Data Protection Act 2018 and guidelines from the Information Commission Office (ICO). Essentially, we treat your data as we’d like ours to be treated. 

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, you now fully understand how to update your address with HMRC. It’s not just all about HMRC change of address, it’s also important to do and a few minutes spent being proactive can save you hours of headache down the road.

If you are moving home, be sure to check out our moving home checklist to make sure you cover everything you need to.

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