A UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) Number is a unique 10 digit number that HMRC issue to you when you registered for self employment. Here are the steps you need to take to find your UTR number online.
How to Find Your UTR number Online
You can find your UTR number online in your Government Gateway account. If you registered for self employment online, you will have been required to set up an online account to manage your registration process, personal tax returns, reminders and correspondence with HMRC. You will need your government gateway account login and password you set when you first registered.
You should find your UTR number within the Self Assessment section or the top right hand corner of your account summary.
As well as being able to find your UTR number online, here are a few other places you can check to find your UTR number:
- Your HMRC Tax Return;
- HMRC Statement of Account;
- Payment Reminders or Late Payment Letters;
- Your SA250 which is a letter issued by HMRC when you first registering for self assessment notifying you of your UTR number.
Find Your UTR Number By Phone
You can call HMRC on 0300 200 3310 to request your UTR number where they will ask you questions to confirm your identity. However given the confidential nature of the information attached to your UTR number, HMRC will need to post your UTR number out to you which can take up to 7 days to arrive.
Unfortunately if you do need to request your UTR by phone, there is no way to obtain your UTR number any quicker than this so make sure you allow time to receive this piece of information.