Your employment & income history at your fingertips

Did you know you can find your 5-year employment and income history in the HMRC app and online?

Gathering information to send to your new employer does not need to slow down the onboarding process. You can create an account with HMRC for free, find the information you need for the pre-employment checks, and get into your new role faster.

This is the quickest and easiest way for you to access your employment details from HMRC. Your employer can accept the digital version as confirmation of previous employment as part of their security and employment checks.

Why this matters

If you are asked for your employment and income history and call HMRC to request it, they will send the information by post, which can take up to 15 days and slow down the recruitment process significantly.

However, you can access your employment information in the HMRC app and online instantly. You can download and send the digital version or print a copy to share with your employer at the time they need to see it.

What other helpful information can be found in the HMRC app and online?

You can find a fully accessible PDF version of your National Insurance confirmation letter quickly and easily in the app and online. You can even store a digital version of your National Insurance number card to your phone wallet – so you never have to search for your National Insurance number or confirmation letter again.

In the HMRC app and online, you will have your Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and tax information at your fingertips – including a personalised explanation of your tax code. This means you can take control of your finances and find answers yourself when things change.

What you need to do:

  • Download the free HMRC app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  • follow the instructions on screen to complete the set up – you’ll be asked to sign in. If you’ve not already got an account, you’ll need to have your passport or driving licence handy to sign up
  • you’ll need to sign into your account the first time you use the app, but after that you can select facial recognition, a short PIN, or choose to use your fingerprint to sign in quicker
  • If you don't already have an ID and password, this can be created on the same sign in page.?Alternatively, you can search 'HMRC online account' on GOV.UK

How to access the digital version of employment and income history

  • In the free HMRC app:
  • once open, the app will show your personalised 'Money' screen – select the 'Pay As You Earn (PAYE)' section
  • select 'other tax years or employment history' and scroll down to see the 5 previous years
  • Alternatively, it can be accessed by signing into the HMRC online account and selecting 'Pay As You Earn (PAYE)' then 'view and print Income Tax and Employment History'.
  • You can also access other key employment information (including your tax code) in the PAYE section.

We hope you found this information useful.

If you’re looking for a new role, we’re on hand to help. Give us a call today on 01279 758855.

Posted on Thursday May 2