Confused about UTR numbers, or got questions about them? Here’s everything you need to know: Including how to get a UTR number, how to register for one, how to request a new one and how to check your current one. 

You must have a UTR number if you are:

If you are in a business partnership, then both of you must have UTR numbers and a separate company UTR number.

Find out what our clients had to say about claiming back their tax refund with our team:

Chris Mann
Chris Mann
16:45 09 Apr 21
Wouldn’t of known where to start with my taxes. Tommy’s tax made it so easy to upload the documents needed. And was quick and efficient. Would highly recommend this service to everyone.
Jordan Mcbride
Jordan Mcbride
09:18 09 Apr 21
Tommy's tax are brilliant! They do everything for you and keep you up to date with how proceedings are going along.You get assigned your own agent who personally deals with your case. My agent in this case was Gemma who was extremely helpful and was always on hand whenever I needed help or was asking her a question. Overall well pleased with my experience so far and will continue using Tommy's tax for the foreseeable.
Bobby Corbett
Bobby Corbett
03:07 08 Apr 21
I would give 6 stars if I could as they were absolutely perfect to work with.Got my rebate the fastest I’ve ever had it so I’m well impressed thank you
Hayley Ives
Hayley Ives
14:22 02 Mar 21
I decided to go with Tommy’s Tax because I had no idea how to do this myself. A lovely lady called Georgia was super patient with me and answered all my questions and explained what I had to do. I had no idea I was eligible to apply and have had a great financial rebate that will make a big difference in these times. Thanks Tommy Tax, Thanks Georgia
Eye Wano
Eye Wano
11:36 01 Mar 21
It was quick, easy and surprising! I didn't expect to get even half the amount of money I received! Laura, the tax assistant assigned to my file was great. Very quick to respond, helpful and very knowledgeable. Thanks Laura!
Scott Stubley
Scott Stubley
14:26 17 Feb 21
I heard about Tommy's Tax through a friend at work and they were fantastic. A tax rebate through an easy to use app is how it should have always been! Full credit to Laura who worked on my case and was on constant communication and helped with everything I needed. I already have a few friends/family in the process after seeing how easy it was for me.
Nancy Fernandes
Nancy Fernandes
20:01 12 Feb 21
My advisor Laura was very helpful. Had all my processes done hassle free. Thanks Laura. Answer to my questions handled in a appropriate way.
Craig Ripley
Craig Ripley
13:59 02 Dec 20
Decided to use Tommy's Tax after it was recommended by a friend. My case was assigned to Georgia, who was very helpful, knew everything I needed to do, and made the whole process really easy. I now have a nice little lump sum to come in handy for Christmas! Thanks Georgia.
Rose _
Rose _
20:57 25 Nov 20
I used Tommy’s Tax and Laura was assigned to me. She was efficient and professional. She was right with everything she said from start to finish. My money ended up coming even earlier than I expected. I’m more than happy to use her and Tommy’s Tax again.Thank you.
Hayley Powell
Hayley Powell
09:37 18 Nov 20
My friend told me about Tommys Tax app at the beginning of the month. I haven't been disappointed in the slightest. I was assigned Laura to manage my personal Tax account, she's been quick, efficient and communicated through out the process. Received a text yesterday saying Money has come in and will be debited into my account within 48hours, amazing service, over the moon to receive my refund and can't thank Laura and the rest of the team at Tommys Tax.Brilliant experience.
sanjidha baksh
sanjidha baksh
08:25 11 Nov 20
Tommy’s Tax honestly is brilliant. Very supportive and concise with instructions. The whole process took about 2 weeks. Tommy sent screenshots of the information I had to input into the app and Charmaine was always on hand answering my questions and queries. I have received my funds and it’s gone straight into my savings. Also, the great thing is £50 for referrals. I have lots of friends that I am now referring so that will be extra bits of money I can make on top of the significant amount I received for my Tax refund. Great service! Would absolutely recommend 🙂
Mark Page
Mark Page
13:48 12 Sep 20
Great service, was dubious at first but from start to finish had great help from Charmaine and others at Tommy's Tax.Highly recommended
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Fill out this form to request your UTR number

WHAT IS A UTR NUMBER?

UTR stands for ‘Unique Taxpayer Reference’. They are unique 10-digit codes, so that the government can identify who you are. HMRC uses UTR numbers to look at how much tax you’ve paid, and to see whether you are owed tax back or need to pay more.

You will need a UTR number if you are trying to sort out a tax issue, so that HMRC can find your exact details and look at your situation.

Most UK workers under the PAYE tax scheme do not need a UTR number. But some do. If you are employed under the PAYE system at your place at work, and you have other sources of income such as rent, then you will need to complete a Self Assessment form too. This means you will have to register for a UTR number under the law.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN QUICKLY FIND YOUR UTR NUMBER:

If HMRC has ever contacted you personally, the chances are high your UTR number will be mentioned somewhere. 

You should be able to see it on any payment reminders, including your:

You can also try logging onto the HMRC website, where your UTR number should also be displayed. 

If all this seems bewildering to you, simply get in touch with us and one of our experts will either find your UTR number, or help you to request a new one.

HERE’S HOW TO GET A UTR NUMBER IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU HAVE ONE

You do not have to pay for your UTR number. It will be sent out to you free of charge.

Once you receive your “Welcome to Self Assessment” form, it will tell you your UTR number. And once you log-on to the HMRC website, you will be able to locate your UTR number there also. 

If you’re looking for a tax refund, then having your UTR number handy will make the whole process much smoother — and you’ll get paid faster.

IT’S BEST NOT TO WAIT AROUND BEFORE APPLYING FOR A UTR NUMBER, AS YOU’LL NEED IT TO FILE YOUR FIRST SELF ASSESSMENT TAX RETURN.

Because it can take weeks for HMRC to get out your UTR number, it’s better to be on the safe side. Apply early, so that you’ll have it when the time comes to file your first tax return. 

If you don’t have it when the time comes to submit your tax return, HMRC could respond too slowly. If that happens and you miss the deadline (31 January) then you may have to pay a fine.

NEED TO REQUEST A NEW UTR NUMBER? WE CAN HELP YOU GET ONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Simply enter your details into the form at the bottom of this page. It takes less than five minutes. Having a UTR number is handy for two reasons: if you’re on the CIS scheme (and eligible for a CIS tax rebate), it means you’ll pay less in tax. Having a UTR number is also your ticket to getting a speedy tax rebate. 

That’s extra money in your pocket! So don’t wait around, get your UTR number now.