Starting your first job

What you should do

Register for Income Tax

When you start working for the first time, you must register yourself as soon as possible. This is to avoid paying emergency tax. You must do this even if it is a part-time or temporary job.

To do this, you must:

Register your new job

When you receive your myAccount password, you will be able to register your new job. To register, click on the ‘Update job or pension details’ link in ‘PAYE Services’ in myAccount. We will work out the tax credits that you can claim.

View your Tax Credit Certificate (TCC)

You will be able to view your TCC within two working days. To view your TCC, click on the ‘Manage your tax’ link in ‘PAYE Services’ in myAccount. An employer copy showing your total tax credits and rate bands will be made available to your new employer. Your employer can then make the correct tax deductions from your pay.

Next: How your tax is calculated