Taxi drivers in Northern Ireland will have to show that they are registered to pay tax when renewing their licences under a new government plan.
BBC News reports that the tax check is due to be introduced in April 2023.
Taxi drivers in England and Wales will also face the checks from April next year.
It is part of a plan aimed at cracking down on the underpayment of tax in some parts of the economy.
The government says the checks will be done online and should only take a few minutes.
It added: "You will only need to answer a few questions to tell HMRC how you pay any tax that may be due on income you earn from your licensed trade."
Drivers who are applying for a taxi licence for the first time will not need to do the tax check.