Great Britain driving licence now accepted for government gateway

04 July 2022

As of 30 June 2022, Great Britain (GB) driving licences have been added to the list of accepted evidence when setting up a government gateway account.

When setting up an account two forms of evidence are required. The list now consists of:

  • tax credit claim details
  • P60 or most recent payslips
  • UK passport details
  • information held on a credit file (such as loans, credit cards or mortgages)
  • a Self Assessment tax return (in the last 3 years)
  • GB driving licence (DVLA-issued) or NI driving licence (DVA-issued)

HMRC also advised that employers and agents should never ask for or use an individual’s login details to access their tax account.

Allowing further evidence will allow more individuals to access their online tax account, making it easier to understand and amend their tax affairs as required.

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