How to Find My UTR Number

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How to Find My UTR Number
UTRs are used in the United Kingdom for self-assessment of taxes. (map of uk/ united kingdom and ireland/ eira image by L. Shat from

A Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) is a number issued in the United Kingdom to self-employed individuals who need to report their own taxes. The governmental department responsible for issuing UTRs to individuals is Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Your UTR is different from your National Insurance Number, which is used for health, social security and pensions. There are several places where you can locate your UTR.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging


  1. 1

    Gather your tax documents, including tax returns, notices to complete tax returns, and statement of accounts from HMRC.

  2. 2

    Inspect your documents for the UTR. The UTR can be found on all of the above documents.

  3. 3

    Contact your local tax office for assistance. Your local tax office will be able to give you your UTR.

Tips and warnings

  • To find your local tax office, navigate to the HMRC Enquiry Centres web page listed in Resources. Enter your location on the "Find" box, then press "Find."

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