9 March 2022

Following on from our recent communications, please see the below information regarding the tax conditionality checks that are due to come in April 2022.

From 7 March 2022 the tax check service is available for licence applicants to do their tax check:

This tax check will be a new addition to the checks that licensing bodies already have in place, and it will need to be completed when people are renewing their licences to:

  • drive taxis or private hire vehicles
  • operate private hire vehicle businesses

The changes will apply in England and Wales from 4 April 2022.

The tax check service available now so that applicants who need to renew their licences on, or shortly after, 4 April can get their tax check code in good time.

Guidance is available to help licensees prepare for and to complete the new tax checks.

If applicants are unable to complete the tax check online they can get help from HMRC - for example if they need information in a different format or need help filling in forms. They should visit and search 'Get help from HMRC if you need extra support'.