If your circumstances change it's important to let HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) know as soon as possible so that they can keep your personal details and National Insurance contributions record up to date. This article provides examples of changes you need to tell HMRC about and explains why you need to report them.
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It’s important that you tell HMRC about changes to your personal details. They can then keep your National Insurance record up to date and matched against the correct name, and get in touch with you if they need to.
For example, they may need to:
If you get married, form a civil partnership or change your name for any other reason, you need to let HMRC know.
If you change address you need to let HMRC know, even if you pay some or all of your National Insurance contributions through PAYE (Pay As You Earn) and have already told your employer.
You must let HMRC know that you're self-employed as soon as possible - even if you already fill in a tax return each year. If you don't, you may have to pay a penalty.
If you stop being self-employed, contact HMRC as soon as possible.
If you divorce or your marriage is annulled or you become widowed and you have a valid married woman’s or widow’s reduced rate election certificate, you may lose your right:
Follow the link below to find out more about reduced rate elections and how to report a change in circumstances.