The Inland Revenue issue a number of different cards and numbers including: national insurance cards, CIS, cards and UTR numbers. Tax can be confusing at the best of times so we thought we would use this article to describe what a UTR Number is:
What is a UTR Number
A Unique Tax Payer payer reference number (or UTR Number for short) is a 10 digit number that the Inland Revenue provides you when you become self employed. There are three ways to apply for your UTR number from HMRC. After you have registered you should receive your UTR number in the post shortly afterwards. If you previously completed a tax return you should be able to find your UTR number on any old return or on a ‘notice to complete’ a tax return.
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