Important change for taxi, private hire and scrap metal license holders or applicants:
As of 2 October 2023, any individual, company or partnership must now complete a tax check when:
- Renewing a licence;
- Applying for the same type of licence previously held, that stopped being valid less than a year ago; or
- Applying for the same type of licence already held with another licencing authority.
This tax check is to confirm you are registered for tax (where applicable). You will be asked questions about how you pay any tax that may be due on income you earn from your licenced trade.
Once you have completed the tax check, you will be given a 9-character code which you will need to give to the licensing team along with your licencing application. Our team cannot process your licence without this code and your application will be returned to you until this is complete.
You can complete the tax check at the following link - Complete a tax check for a taxi, private hire or scrap metal licence - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
For the avoidance of doubt, Aberdeen City Council do not receive any of your tax information, only confirmation that you have completed the relevant check.