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Taxation: Self-assessment

Question for Treasury

UIN 144855, tabled on 27 January 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason HMRC do not accept Commonwealth, EU or other overseas passports as proof of identification for people completing their self-assessment tax returns online.

Answered on

4 February 2021

HMRC do not have access to other countries’ passport databases so they are unable to check the validity of overseas passports in the same way as they can with UK passports.

Answered by

Treasury