The HMRC or “Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs” is a department of the United Kingdom government responsible for collecting several taxes as well as contributions for British social security. It was created on 18 April 2005 during the merger of two organisations, “Her Majesty's Customs and Excise” and “Inland Revenue”.
In order to create an HMRC account, first access the government website, gov.uk, and then “Personal tax account”. You will actually need to create an account to pay your taxes online. Then click on the green button “Start now”.
At that point, you have two ways to create your account.
With the “Government Gateway”, you will need your national insurance number, as well as a pay slip, P60 certificate or a valid United Kingdom passport.
You can also choose “GOV.UK Verify” where you will need your address in the United Kingdom, as well as a valid passport or driver's license.
You will then have a multiple choice questionnaire to answer, then you will have to send your administrative documents to be able to finally create your account. The procedure lasts approximately 15 minutes.
To log on to HMRC, go to the British government site gov.uk and under organisations, select “HM Revenue & Customs”. Then click on the first line of the menu “HMRC services: sign in or register”.
Then you will have to enter your government issued ID and password to log into your account.
To log out of your HMRC account, you can click on this link. You will be automatically logged out of your session.
You cannot delete your HMRC account on gov.uk.