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New business (& proprietor) registration checklist



Form 64-8 (agent authority)

Authorise an accountant or adviser as your tax agent for dealing with HMRC.

This can be performed online provided that you have registered to use HMRC's online service and have the correct agent code.  A simpler method is to print out and send in a Form 64-8 by post.

Two copies signed by:


Date submitted to company tax office:

Or authorise via HMRC online: date


Registering online via Government Gateway (should use unless unable – see below)

1. Request a Government Gateway account

Note your login details:

User name:


2. Once Gateway details are received, use HMRC's online service to register for self-assessment.

3. Self-assessment online will be available in the online account once the registration has been completed.

Date sent:

Note your login details received:

User name:



Self-employed registration for Self Assessment form CWF1 (if unable to use online service)

Key information required:

Name and Address

Date of Birth

UTR (10 digit tax reference (if already registered))

National Insurance number

Nature and name of business

Date submitted to HMRC online/via email


Registration for VAT (if applicable)

Request to align VAT quarters with company accounting year-end.

Submit to:

VAT Registration Service 
Crown House 
Birch Street 
WV1 4JX 

Date submitted:

Registration for online filing

Use HMRC’s online form

You must pay electronically, or by direct debit.






Follow the instructions: HMRC How to register as an employer.

  • To register a new scheme.
  • Date registered.

and then 

and then, when you have your PAYE reference number,


Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

A contractor must register with HMRC before paying their first subcontractor. To register as a contractor follow the process for setting up as a new employer.

A subcontractor must register with HMRC to reduce the tax deducted by contractors to 20% or to nil if they are eligible for gross payment status. Fill in the online registration form.


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