Terms and Conditions


Our disclaimer should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

The HMRC website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services) is provided 'as is' without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Once materials have been downloaded from the HMRC website, it is your responsibility to keep them safe. HMRC cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, liability, claim, demand or damages arising from the download and subsequent use of these materials.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material on this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from the use, or loss of use, of data, or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the HMRC website.

Using HMRC website

Our website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of our site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website. We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice, and therefore they should be regularly checked. The continued use of the site after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restrictions or inhibitions includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to the normal flow of dialogue within this site.

Information collected is used for internal review, to improve or customise the content and/or layout of the site, and to provide information services to the site users. It is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

Our responsibilities and liabilities to you in providing this site and any associated services are limited as set out in our disclaimer notice.

Tell a friend service rules

Use of our Tell a friend service is subject to acceptance of the following specific terms and conditions -

  • You agree to use the service to send messages to individuals only.
  • You must be known to such individuals personally through prior contact.
  • You will not use the service as a vehicle to solicit business or establish trade contacts.
  • You are prohibited from posting or transmitting via the service any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material or message, or any material or message that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, would be likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone using the service in this way.
  • You agree to indemnify HM Revenue & Customs against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, or expenses (including legal fees) asserted by any third party due to or arising from or in connection with your use of the service.

Online services

A number of our online services have specific terms and conditions related to their use. You will be asked to confirm acceptance of these when using them for the first time.

For detailed guidance regarding online security and protection, please follow the link Online security – making your online experience as secure as possible.

Copyright and intellectual property rights

The material featured on this site is subject to Crown Copyright and / or third party copyright, details of which can be found in our copyright notice.

The names, images and logos identifying HMRC are proprietary marks of HMRC. Copying our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed through this site is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to Ken Brown, Communications and Marketing, on 020 7438 7310.

Linking to HMRC website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. HMRC pages must load into the user's entire window.

In order to help you link to our site we have created a button that you may use for this purpose.

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Links to external websites

HMRC is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed with them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work at all times and have no control over the availability of the linked pages. In particular HMRC is not responsible for any privacy policies on external websites and we recommend you read the relevant statements on any other websites your visit. HMRC is not responsible for the direct or indirect consequences of you linking to any other website from this website.

Virus protection

We make all reasonable attempts to check and test material at all stages of production, and to exclude viruses from this website. It is always wise for you to run an up to date anti-virus program on all the material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system, which may occur whilst using material derived from HMRC website.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy explains how we protect and respect the data we collect from you. Your use of this site constitutes acceptance of this policy.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

These Terms and Conditions were last updated April 2005.