Unique Taxpayer Reference

What is a Unique Taxpayer Reference?

A Unique Taxpayer Reference, also known as a UTR or a UTR number, is a code used by HMRC to recognise taxpayers who need to file a tax return.

UTR numbers are ten digits long and are unique to each individual or business.

Who is required to apply for a UTR number?

  • An individual, if required to submit a tax return
  • A company
  • A partnership

How to apply for UTR?

You will need your UTR to file a tax return. If you are an individual, you can apply for UTR online through the HMRC website.

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