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Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number

A Unique Taxpayer Reference number (usually called a UTR) is a ten-digit code that HMRC uses to keep track of taxpayers who need to file tax return.

There are three main kinds of UTR numbers:

  • individual UTR
  • partnership UTR
  • corporation UTR.

If you’re an individual taxpayer, you can either apply for a UTR number directly with HRMC, or use a service like TaxScouts (we only charge £25 to help you apply for a UTR).

Once you apply for a new UTR number, you’ll usually get one within 10 working days.

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