A UTR number is a ten-digit unique number that is given to you as an identification tag. This number will be required of you when you file tax returns and whenever you do other things that will include correspondence with the Inland Revenue about refunds, exemptions, and so on.
Though quite useful and valuable when communicating with the tax office, getting one will not cost you anything. If you have not been allocated a UTR number before, your local tax office will be more than glad to offer you one because it would mean getting another person into the tax-payer’s bracket.
If you know that you were allocated the number but simply cannot remember it, it is pretty easy to find it by going to any of the personalized documents from the Inland Revenue. You can also get it from your previous copies of tax filings since you cannot fill a complete form without this number.
If you are like the kind of person who will easily lose things and you do not know how to get it, you can store it in your phone or put it in your email. This is because the UTR number is one of those things which though may not be needed frequently, is needed urgently whenever it is needed. This way you can be comfortable knowing that your number is with you.