Last updated Apr 03, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

I’ve just formed a company, how do I get my UTR (Unique Tax Reference)?

The Unique Tax Reference (UTR) is a 10-digit number unique to your company that’s issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC are notified once as your company has been registered, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation. You need not do anything, this all happens automatically once your company has been formed.

If you do not receive your UTR within 3 weeks of incorporation call one of the following:

  • UK: 0300 200 3410
  • Outside UK: +44 151 268 0571

HMRC will then resend the UTR to the Registered Office – they will not be able to give it to you over the phone.

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