About online services

A range of online services are available covering a range of taxes and benefits provided by both HMRC and a number of commercial suppliers. Irrespective of which supplier you decide to use our online services offer a quick, convenient, safe and secure way to deal with a whole range of tax, excise and benefit related issues. They allow you to:

  • access real time accounts and amend information such as contact details
  • check eligibility and submit claims for benefits
  • submit tax, excise and other returns and declarations and pay electronically

On this page:

Online Services - options available

Available from HMRC Software provided by commercial suppliers
Alcohol & Tobacco Warehousing  
Child Benefit  
Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
Corporation Tax Corporation Tax
Duty Deferment Electronic Statements (DDES) Service  
Electronic Binding Tariff Information (eBTI)  
EC Sales List (ECSL) Service XML EC Sales List
Intrastat Supplementary Declaration  
New Export System (NES)  
PAYE for employers PAYE online & Employee Share Schemes (ESS) online
Pension Schemes online Pension Schemes online
Rebated Oils Enquiry Service  
Rebated Oils Returns Internet Upload Service  
Registered Dealers in Controlled Oils (RDCO)  
Reverse Charge Sales List (RCSL)  
Self Assessment Self Assessment
Shared Workspace  
Stamp Taxes Stamp Taxes
Tied Oil Enquiry Service  
VAT Online XML VAT Return
VAT on eServices (VOES)  

See a demonstration of HMRC Online Services

The information on this page gives an overview of what you can do online, and provides links to the specific information and online services that are relevant to you - whether you're an individual, a business, or a software developer.


HMRC Online Services

To use or register for a service, please select from below:


Commercial software suppliers

You can choose to file online using 'internet filing enabled software' and full details of the services and supplier are available to view.


HMRC service availability

We aim to provide continuous availability of HMRC Online Services. However, there will be occasions when the services are not available because:

  • we are enhancing them
  • we have planned maintenance to ensure the resilience of our services
  • we are fixing a problem that has occurred

We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Check for latest service availability

You can view any current important issues that you may come across using our online services. We will let you know what to do if you are affected.

Check for latest information on issues that may affect you when using our online services.


Information for commercial suppliers

If you're building software to connect with HMRC Online Services, it's essential to ensure that you keep up to date with our plans - and we keep up to date with yours. Our commercial suppliers pages will help you find the specifications, technical notes and contacts you need to build software that works with our Online Services. You will also find details there of the availability of the Test Services we provide for developers.

Go to Information for Commercial Software Suppliers/Developers


Changes to HMRC Online Services

Over the next few years, we're changing the way you have to manage and pay a number of taxes. In many cases, this will mean that the only way to file returns will be online and you'll have to make payment electronically.

Guidance on getting ready for online filing and payment


Further information

To find out more about the services we offer please select from the list below: