How to use The HMRC App to Your Advantage

HMRC app

In the ever-evolving fast-paced digital age, the realm of tax management is no exception to technological advancements. The HMRC app is a cutting edge tool that places your tax related tasks at your fingertips. Here’s a look at what you can do with the HMRC app, how to access it and why you may just find it a whole lot easier for everyday tasks than a desktop PC.

The versatility of the HMRC app

More than just another smart phone application, the HMRC app allows you to streamline your tax management quickly and securely. Here are just a few things you can achieve with the app:

Personal details at your fingertips

Update your personal and contact details seamlessly, ensuring HMRC always has the most important information about you and your business.

Tax code clarity

Ensure you are on the correct tax code, preventing potential overpayments or underpayments.

Expense tracking made easy

Capture receipts, log expenses and organise your financial records with the utmost simplicity.

Monitor tax credits

With the HMRC app, you can keep an eye on your tax credits, making sure you receive the correct entitlements.

Real-time insights

Stay informed with instant notifications and updates regarding your tax affairs, putting an end to waiting for the post.

Accessing the HMRC App

Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, obtaining the HMRC app is easy.  Apple users can simply search for “HMRC app” in the App Store, and Android users can search for the same in the Google Play Store.

Once the app is downloaded on your device, you’ll need your Government Gateway ID and password to get started. If you’re new to the Gateway, the app will guide you through setting up the necessary credentials.

Why choose the HMRC app over desktop?

You may ask whether using the HMRC app is worth it when you can do all your tax tasks on your desktop PC. Here are the benefits of using the app:


Like most small business owners, you might be juggling work, family and personal commitments. The HMRC app lets you manage your tax matters on the go, eliminating the need to carve out dedicated time to be at your PC.


With the HMRC app, you can breeze through tasks such as updating your details, logging expenses and making payments courtesy of a time-saving, streamlined platform.

Real-time updates

Stay updated with real-time notifications. Whether it’s a refund status update or a payment reminder, the HMRC app ensures you’re always in touch with your financial affairs.


Navigating the complexities of tax management is more seamless with the app. Its user-friendly design makes it easy to use, even if you don’t consider yourself a regular tech user.

Enhanced security

Data security is a top priority. The HMRC app employs robust encryption and protection measures to keep your sensitive information safe.


HMRC app for your business

In the era of digital innovation, tools like the HMRC app allow you to enhance day to day task efficiency and improve control over your financial responsibilities. You can simplify tax management, gain real-time updates, and experience the freedom of managing your tax affairs anywhere, any time.

If you’d like to find out more about what the HMRC app can do for you and your business or if you’d like more help with managing your tax affairs in general, do get in touch with us at Office Assistants for an informal chat.

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