The Government Gateway was an online portal used for accessing various UK government services, most commonly for logging into HMRC to file personal tax returns. It was officially shut down in March 2019.
How Do I Log In to HMRC Now?
You can now log in to HMRC through its new system, HMRC Online Services. This platform allows you to manage:
Personal or business tax accounts
PAYE for employers
Can I Use My Old Government Gateway Credentials?
Yes, you can! Your old Government Gateway user ID and password are still valid for logging into HMRC Online Services.
What If I Forgot My Login Details?
No worries! If you’ve forgotten your login details, they can be retrieved as long as you have access to your registered email address. For a step-by-step guide on how to recover your login details, click here.
What About Other Government Services?
If you’re looking for other government services that used to be accessed through the Government Gateway, such as the DVLA or the Department of Agriculture, you’ll need to consult the official list of alternatives for each service.
Frequently asked questions
1. What Was the Government Gateway Used For?
The Government Gateway was an online portal that allowed UK citizens to access various government services, including HMRC for tasks like filing tax returns, managing tax accounts, and more. It was discontinued in March 2019.
2. Can I Still Use My Old Government Gateway Credentials?
Yes, you can still use your old Government Gateway user ID and password to log in to HMRC’s new system, known as HMRC Online Services.
3. How Do I Recover My Forgotten Government Gateway Login Details?
If you’ve forgotten your login details, they can be retrieved as long as you have access to your registered email address. HMRC provides a recovery process for forgotten user IDs and passwords.
4. How Do I Access Other Government Services That Used to Use the Government Gateway?
For services other than HMRC that used to be accessed via the Government Gateway, you’ll need to consult the official list of alternatives for each service. Each department may have its own new system for online access.