Sole Trader Registration Checklist

What do you need to complete a sole trader registration?

Sole Trader Registration Checklist

Here is a list of the requirements and information needed to complete a register as a sole trader business with HMRC.

  • Your Government gateway account (if you decide to register directly with HMRC)
  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your previous last name if you have ever changed it and the date of name change
  • Your National Insurance Number (NINO)
  • Your full address including your postcode
  • Your phone number and email address
  • You will also be asked whether you are a UK resident and/or whether you have moved to the UK in the last 12 months
  • The date you will start, or have started, working for yourself
  • What type of work you will be doing
  • What name you are using for your business (if any)
  • The full address of your business including your postcode
  • The business telephone number


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