Unique Taxpayers Reference
A UTR is your Unique Taxpayers Reference Number, is what identifies you personally with HMRC.
It’s 10 digits in length and is quoted on any correspondence you receive from HMRC, including:
- Your tax return
- A Welcome to Self-Assessment letter (SA250)
- Notice to File a Tax Return
- Statement of Account
- Payment Reminders
If you do lose your UTR number, or misplace any of the above, your best option is to contact HMRC directly. You can do this on their helpline on 0300 200 3310.
Once through to an operator you will need to answer a series of security checks to allow HMRC to confirm your identity. Once this has been done they will post out a hard copy of your UTR number to you which can take up to 7 days. HMRC will not confirm the number over the phone. Because the UTR number is posted out to you if there are any deadlines approaching time is definitely of the essence.
Lost your company UTR?
HMRC will allow you to request this from their website here.
You will need to confirm the Company Registration Number (CRN) this is the 8 digit companies house number and the Registered company name. If you are unsure of either of these use the link will help you Companies House.
Please note the UTR will be posted to the address registered for the company on Companies House.
Don’t forget that your personal Unique Tax Reference is only relevant to your personal tax affairs as an individual.
For anything relating to your company, such as your Corporation Tax return, you will need your company UTR.
If you have closed or dissolved your company, or if it is no longer on the Companies House Register for any other reason, you will not be able to request a copy of the UTR.
Points to remember
Don’t forget that your Unique Tax Reference (UTR) is only relevant to your personal tax affairs as an individual.
For anything relating to your company, such as your Corporation tax return, you will need your company Unique Tax Reference (UTR).
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