What is a Company Unique Taxpayer Reference Number?

The UTR or Unique Taxpayer Reference is an important reference number for your business, however it’s not as easy to find as say your company number! This is because your company UTR is not public information and you should not make it publicly available. You will normally only need your company UTR for submitting information to and corresponding with HMRC about your company tax affairs.

Where can I find my company UTR number?

You will be able to locate your UTR number on most of the following documents, if you do not have any of the documents below you will need to request a copy of your company UTR.

  • Previous Company Tax Returns
  • Notices from HMRC to File a Tax Return
  • Payment Reminders for Corporation Tax
  • UTR Issuing Letter
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What if I have lost my company’s UTR number?

No worries! You can request a copy of your company UTR number to be sent to the company’s  registered address, all you need to do is make a request on the .gov website. If you have an accountant, it is always a good idea to ask them if they have it on file, normally they would have asked you to provide it when you started working with them.

Request your UTR Number from HMRC

Using the link below you can request your Unique Taxpayer Reference from HMRC, it will be sent to your registered office and normally take about 15 days to get there.


You will need the following information:

  • Company Name
  • Company Number

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