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Getting your number
You should get a National Insurance number (NINO) before you start work, but you can apply even if you are already working. Your NINO will help HMRC keep a record of your national insurance contributions over your lifetime, which can give you entitlement to some benefits and a state pension. Your NI number is unique and stays the same for life. You can check your NI number on HMRC’s website and in your online personal tax account. You can also find it on payslips, P60s, and official letters about tax, pensions, and benefits. Beware of scams that promise to send your NI number online for a fee.
Your NINO is made up of 2 letters and 6 numbers and is unique to you for your whole life. You should never use anyone else’s NINO and must always make sure that it is accurate. You can check your NINO in your online Personal Tax Account or by printing a letter from the HMRC website. You can also contact the NI numbers helpline for England and Wales or the National Insurance registration helpline for Northern Ireland if you need further information. You can also write to HMRC at this address with all National Insurance queries except complaints.
Using your number
Every UK citizen is assigned a National Insurance number at birth. This number is unique and stays the same for life. It is used to make sure that National Insurance contributions and tax are recorded against the correct person. It is also used as a reference for communication with the National Insurance system and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). You will normally receive your NI number shortly before your 16th birthday. You can find it on documents such as P45s and P60s, wage slips, or letters from HMRC. If you have a document with a NI number beginning with the letters TN, this is a temporary NI number and does not count.
You should always quote your NI number correctly when you start work and when you apply for benefits or to pay tax. You should keep your NI number safe and do not share it with anyone who does not need it. You can check your NI number by using the online Personal tax account or calling the NI number helpline.
When you apply for a Concessionary Fares Bus Pass, it is now a requirement to provide your NI number. You should use the format QQ 12 34 56 C to show your NI number, which is made up of 2 letters followed by six numbers and then A, B, or C.
Getting help with your number
Normally you’ll get a letter telling you your National Insurance number, which looks like QQ123456C, just before your 16th birthday. This number is used to keep a record of your National Insurance contributions and may help you claim benefits or build up your entitlement to a State Pension. It also helps HMRC contact you about things like tax returns and official letters.
If you’re working in the UK, you need to have a National Insurance number to prove your identity and be paid. You can also use it to apply for certain benefits and student loans. If you’re looking for work, you should apply for one as soon as possible.
Getting your NI number is free. You can get it online or over the phone. You can also call the NI Helpline to find out more about how it works. The NI helpline is available from 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday.
Getting your NI number can take up to four weeks. Once you have it, you can use it to pay tax and claim benefits. It’s a good idea to keep it safe, just as you would any other personal information. You can use it to prove your identity, for example when applying for a driving licence or ISA savings account. It can also be used as part of your proof of address.
Getting help with your tax
If you need help with your tax, you can call the HMRC enquiry line. This number is free to use. This number is staffed 24 hours a day. You can also use this number if you want to check that your tax payment is correct. This service is available to customers in the UK and overseas.
You can also get help from a local Citizens Advice Bureau. You can also give permission to someone else (a ’trusted helper’) to deal with HMRC on your behalf. This allows them to view your Income Tax estimate, talk to HMRC and fill in forms. If you are a business, you can get help from an accountant or a tax adviser.
A National Insurance number is a unique number used in the United Kingdom to identify individuals and businesses for the purposes of the social security system and the taxation system. It has the format of two prefix letters, six digits and one suffix letter, which is defined by the UK Government in the CitizenIdentificationTypes Data Standard Catalogue. It is also used in the context of other purposes, such as forming part of a proof of identity or as an account number with a credit union. ביטוח לאומי טלפון