HMRC Change of Address

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

HMRC Change of address

HMRC Change of Address

HMRC Change of address

If you move home you need to inform HRMC.

This article will show you exactly what you need to do so you can get on with other things quickly.

We’ll cover how to complete your 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 everything you need to.

If you are a business, SlothMove can help you update your address with HMRC here.

Everything for HMRC moving home

  • – 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 get started.

Update your address with hmrc

changing address online


About you

Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

Change address on driving licence online


Update your address

Select who needs to know you're moving, HMRC, Tesco, DVLA, etc...

complete dvla form



Click submit and we'll take care of the rest, sharing any next steps by email

Enter address manually

This will update most of your addresses automatically, so you can spend time on more important things. If a service requires an additional actions we’ll let you know directly via email so you know exactly what you need to do.

Update your address with HMRC

change of address 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. 

HMRC change of address:

  • Head over to SlothMove’s moving home portal
  • Enter your info (previous address, new address, move-in date)
  • o Select who needs to know you’re moving (HMRC, DVLA, Boots Advantage Card, Tesco, NHS etc…)
  • o Click submit and SlothMove will update your address automatically 

And if there are any next steps for you, SlothMove will email you directly with what you need to do.

If you’re wanting to complete a business change of address, scroll down and read that section.

Remember, if you’re moving home the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) will also need to be informed about your home move. By updating HMRC, DWP will also be updated about your change of addres automatically.

How do I Change Address Details with HMRC?​

how to inform HMRC of changing details

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

If you want to update your address with HMRC and other companies (such as DVLA, NHS, Boots Advantage Card etc…) you can get started here. Otherwise, you can start the whole process of updating HMRC on your change of address here.

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.

Updating your address can be a little different across some of the services provided by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). We’ve created a guide to to informing HMRC, should you need help.

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.

You can update your registered trading address with HMRC and all other providers using our Business change of address service. Complete one form and we’ll let everyone know you’re moving home.

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

frequently asked questions

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. 

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


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 Change 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.

Do I need to notify HMRC about my change of address?​

You must notify HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) when there is a change of circumstances, such as a change of address. Areas across which you would need to provide an update to HMRC would include;

You can get started on your HMRC change of address below.

If you receive a PIP (personal independence payment) and are moving home you must complete a PIP change of address

HMRC working from home rebate

As we know, millions of us are now working from home due to Covid-19 but you may be eligible for a tax rebate. According to HMRC, anyone told to work from home for any length of time during the lockdown can claim £125 tax rebate to spend on bills and other home working essentials. You only need to have worked from home for one day to be eligible for it. You can claim your tax refund by following this link:

Will my employer change my address with HMRC

Unfortunately, not necessarily. If you update your address with your employer it doesn’t automatically update HMRC’s records. Even if your employer files its tax report (p14) on how much you have made in that ax year, HMRC still wouldn’t have updated your address necessarily. This is why you would need to complete a HMRC change of address.

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