How to Create a Government Gateway User ID for your Personal Tax Account

How to Create a Government Gateway User ID? | Tax Management

How to Create a Government Gateway User ID for your Personal Tax Account

Follow these steps to create your Government Gateway User ID for managing your personal taxes effortlessly:

Step 1: Gather the Required Information
Make sure you have the following information ready:
National Insurance number
UK postal code
Valid email address

Step 2: Visit the Government Gateway Website
Go to and click on the “Create sign in details” button.

Step 3: Provide Your Personal Information
Enter your full name, date of birth, National Insurance number, and UK postal code. Double-check that the information matches your official documents.

Step 4: Create Your User ID and Password
Choose an easy-to-remember User ID and a strong password that includes a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. It is important to keep your password secure.

Step 5: Enter Your Email Address
Provide a valid email address that you have access to. This email will be used for registration confirmation and important notifications about your personal tax account.

Step 6: Verify Your Email Address
Check your email inbox for a verification link sent by the Government Gateway. Click on the link to confirm your email address.

Step 7: Complete the Registration Process
Once you have verified your email address, you will be redirected back to the Government Gateway website. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the registration process. You may be asked to provide additional details or answer security questions.

Step 8: Setting Up Two-Step Verification (Optional)

To add an extra layer of security, we recommend enabling two-step verification. This will strengthen the security of your account by requiring you to enter a unique code sent to your mobile device whenever you sign in.

That’s it! Creating a Government Gateway User ID is a straightforward process that allows you to conveniently manage your taxes online. To get started, follow the steps outlined below:

Sign in to your Government Gateway account.
Navigate to the security settings.
Look for the option to enable two-step verification.
Follow the prompts to set up the verification method (usually involving your mobile device).

Once your two-step verification is set up, you’ll have access to a range of online services and tools for managing your taxes. Embrace the digital age and enjoy the ease and convenience of handling your personal taxes online with the Government Gateway platform.