HMRC Tax Checks for Licence Applications

Schedule 23 to Finance Act 2011 (Data Gathering Powers) and Schedule 36 to Finance Act 2008  (Information and Inspection Powers), grant HMRC powers to obtain relevant information from third parties.

This includes licensing bodies being required to provide information about licence applicants.

Renewal applications

Licence holders will require to provide the following:

  • Tax check code issued within the last 120 days (if you do not have this please use this link)
  • Applicants will  need to complete a tax check if they are applying for renewal of a licence, applying for the same type of licence they previously held that ceased to be valid less than a year ago, applying for the same type of licence they already hold with another licensing authority for one of the following:
    • taxi driver
    • private hire driver
    • booking office
    • metal dealer
    • itinerant metal dealer
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