How to create a government gateway account

What do you need a Government Gateway ID for?

A Government Gateway user ID is a series of 12 digits that you use – alongside your password – to access the UK government’s secure online services, including the HMRC portal. However, your Government Gateway ID is still active and can be used to access these government services.

Can I get a new Government Gateway ID?

The Government Gateway ID has officially shut down on March 2019. While you can still create a new account or recover your old one, we don’t know how long this will be possible.

How do I create an online account with HMRC?

To register for Self Assessment, PAYE or VAT visit HMRC website and complete the online registration. Once registered, you’ll receive a Government Gateway ID (a 12 digit user ID code) and an activation PIN (sent to you in the post – it could take 7-10 days to arrive).

Who can use HMRC Online?

Organisations. 19.1 HMRC Online Services allow Organisations (including Trusts, Pension Scheme Administrators and Practitioners) to send information over the internet (for example PAYE returns, Company Tax Returns) and to view records online (for example liabilities and payments).

How do I get a Gateway ID and password?

Look through your emails

Your Government Gateway user ID will have been sent to the email address you used to set up the account. You should carry out a search on that email address to try and find the email with your user ID. If you find it, you can follow the guidance for resetting your password.

Can I have 2 Government Gateway accounts?

You are able to create multiple Government Gateway accounts. You would have multiple Gateway User IDs and passwords if you have created numerous accounts. Having several accounts is not a problem unless you have enrolled for a specific service (e.g. submitting Self Assessment tax returns online, VAT online, etc.).

Do I need a Government Gateway account?

You will need a Government Gateway account to log in. You can set one up through the app if you do not already have one.

What is replacing Government Gateway?

Definition of a Government Gateway

The Government Gateway was the system used to register for the UK government’s online services, including the HMRC portal for Self Assessment. In March 2019, the Government Gateway was decommissioned and digital services were migrated to replacement systems.

How do I verify my Government Gateway?

Hello, The Government Gateway accepts four methods for confirming identity: a valid UK passport, a P60 for one of the last 2 tax years, a recent payslip or details of a Tax Credits claim. If you do not have any of these documents then you may be asked to answer additional security questions.

Do you need a Government Gateway account to claim Universal Credit?

Universal Credit claimants to verify identity through Government Gateway. People applying for Universal Credit will now be able to use their existing Government Gateway account to confirm their identity, helping to speed up their claim. You can find out more about how to apply for Universal Credit here.

What evidence do I need for universal credit?

your bank, building society or credit union account details (call the Universal Credit helpline if you do not have one) an email address. information about your housing, for example how much rent you pay. details of your income, for example payslips.

How do I prove my identity for Universal Credit online?

Confirming your identity
  1. National Insurance number.
  2. Your last payslip.
  3. A valid UK passport.
  4. Your last P60.
  5. A valid non-UK passport.
  6. A valid driving licence with your photo on.
  7. Information on your tax credits.

How much is a hardship payment?

How much you’ll get. The hardship payment is roughly 60% of the amount you were sanctioned by in the last month. If you’re still struggling to cover your costs, there may be other ways to get help with living costs while you’re on a sanction.

Can I get extra money on universal credit?

If you’re terminally ill, you may get extra money for Universal Credit. If you’re making a new claim, you can declare this during your application. If you’ve already made a claim, you’ll need to report this as a change of circumstances.

How much can you earn before Universal Credit stops?

Your Universal Credit payment will reduce gradually as you earn more – for every £1 you earn your payment reduces by 63p. There’s no limit to how many hours you can work. Use a benefits calculator to see how increasing your hours or starting a new job could affect what you get.

Who is not eligible for universal credit?

you’re on a low income or out of work. you’re 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you’re 16 to 17) you’re under State Pension age (or your partner is)

What is classed as low income for universal credit?

There is no set level of income where you stop being eligible for Universal Credit. Instead, it is contingent on your own situation.

How many hours can you work without it affecting universal credit?

A work allowance is the amount that you can earn before your Universal Credit payment is affected. When you start working, the amount of Universal Credit you get will gradually reduce as you earn more money. As it stands, you can work up to 16 hours a week and still get the full amount of Universal Credit.

Can you work 16 hours a week and claim universal credit?

Universal Credit tops up your earnings

When you start work, the amount of Universal Credit you get will gradually reduce as you earn more. But unlike Jobseeker’s Allowance, your payment won’t stop just because you work more than 16 hours a week.

How much can you earn a month on universal credit?

Reduced Universal Credit payments if you work

Your Universal Credit payments will reduce as you earn more, and increase again if you stop working or your earnings go down. With Universal Credit you will keep 37p of each £1 you earn until your earnings are too high to get Universal Credit.

How many hours can you work before paying tax?

Thirty hours a week is the minimum that the Office for National Statistics considers to be a full-time job in its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. It is also the minimum number of hours a week that someone aged between 25 and 59 would have to work to be eligible for Working Tax Credits.

Should a 16 year old pay tax?

As with adults, children aged under 18 can earn up to the tax free allowance in each tax year (£12,500 in 2020/2021) and pay no income tax. This is the maximum income that can be earned tax free during each tax year and will include earnings from all sources subject to income tax and National Insurance.