The UTR number or the Unique Tax Reference number is a unique 10 digit code that you will receive from the HM Revenue and Customs once you apply for it by notifying them that you are self employed. However, there are certain times when you might receive the number but fail to place it in the correct place. This may lead to your losing the number and hence to be unable to make yourself assessment because the number is required in your tax form. In this article, we are going to look at three documents where you can trace your lost UTR.
Your Tax Return
The first document that will give you information about your UTR is your tax return forms. These forms are also referred as SA100 Self Assessment Tax Returns Forms, and they are sent to individuals on April of each year, towards the end of the tax year. On this form, you will find a 10 digit number that uniquely identifies you as the taxpayer.
Notice To Complete A Tax Return
Also known as the Inland Revenue Form SA316, the notice to complete a tax return is an electronic document that is sent by the HM Revenue and Customs to taxpayers who normally do their tax return electronically. In addition to this, the forms are usually sent to those taxpayers whose tax agents send their forms electronically to the governments.
The Statement Of Account
Also known as the Inland Revenue Form SA300 in tax circles, the statement of account is another document that has your UTR and which you can check out if at all you have lost the number. Just like the statement of account of a client, the Inland Revenue Form SA300 gives a schedule of how the payments of your taxes have been throughout the tax year.
If you just received your UTR number recently and it is already lost and you do not have these documents with you, it is advisable that you get in touch with the HM Revenue and customs so that they can send you another one. In conclusion, I would like to point out the fact that you should make sure that this number is handled with extreme care and that you should not just let it be thrown around. A person who has ill motives against you can use the information that he or she has received with the help of your UTR number to your detriment.