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Where to find your Company Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)

What is a Company UTR?

A company Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) is a distinct 10-digit number that HMRC issues to all new limited companies. It is used to identify your company for all tax-related purposes, and is thus important that it is kept safe as you will need it to register your business for business taxes, file tax returns, and pay corporation tax. 

When you form your company, the Companies House will notify the HMRC, who will then send a letter to your company's registered office address with your Company UTR.

Note: Your Company UTR may also be called "Tax Reference".


Where to find your UTR?

It is quite easy to find your UTR as it is on your previous tax returns and other documents from the HMRC, such as notices to file a return, and payment reminders.

You can also find your UTR in your HMRC Online Account.


What to do if you cannot find your UTR?

You can request your Corporation Tax UTR online. HMRC will send the number to your registered business address.

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