How to register with HMRC when you start a business, basic information on Self-Assessment, National Insurance, VAT and record keeping
Newly Self-Employed Helpline
This helpline enables you to register for National Insurance, tax and VAT.
The helpline can't provide you with an Unique Tax reference number. You will find it on any Self Assessment letters or you will need to contact your HMRC Office by following the Contact us link below.
8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday Closed Sundays and bank holidays
0300 200 3504
For customers who are deaf or hearing or speech impaired:
0845 915 3296 (Textphone)
A textphone allows you to type what you want to say rather than speaking into a mouthpiece. You can use a textphone instead of a voice telephone if you are deaf or have problems with your speech. It is not possible to speak to an adviser by phoning a textphone number.
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If you have any doubt about the authenticity of an email you receive which claims to have come from HMRC please do not follow any links within the email, disclose any personal details or respond to it.
Follow the link below to report HMRC related phishing emails.