Even though the tax season is a few months away, it is always a good idea to have your records in order before the big day arrives. This article will help you to get organised and to find your UTR number if you have lost it.
Everyone who is self employed should have a unqiue tax payer reference (UTR) number. Your UTR number is a 10 digit unique code that is given to you by the Inland Revenue as an identification tag for your tax records.
Where to find your UTR Number
If you have registered for self assessment you can find your UTR number in a number of locations including:
- On your Tax Return – Inland Revenue Form SA100
- On a ‘Notice to Complete a Tax Return’ – Inland Revenue Form SA316
- Statement of Account
Lost your Number?
If you can not find any of the above documents which may show your UTR number you can always contact your local tax office. Most major cities have a tax office and you can use your phone book to find your closest or you can use this tax office locator.
Once you have found your local tax office, give them a call and have as much of your tax information to hand (such as national insurance number, date of birth, address etc). Your tax office will then be able to send you a reminder of your UTR number.