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Keeping your pay and tax records

You need to keep records if you have to send HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) a Self Assessment tax return.

You'll need your records to fill in your tax return correctly. If HMRC checks your tax return, they may ask for the documents.

Find out more about keeping tax records on GOV.UK, including:

  • how to keep your records
  • how long to keep your records
  • rental income
  • overseas income 
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