Self assessment - what is the difference between UTR and Tax reference
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    Default Self assessment - what is the difference between UTR and Tax reference

    I'm have my LTD and filling in my Self assessment. There are 2 fields on the first page. UTR and Tax reference. As far as i know the UTR is 10-digit number that should have been sent to me by HMRC. What is Tax reference then?

    Also i haven't received any correspondence from HMRC containing my UTR number. Is it ok to leave it blank if i know my Employer tax reference(the one that i have on payslips as PAYE ref) and also know my NI number?

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    Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
    The Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) will have been issued by HM Revenue & Customs when you or your client registered for Self Assessment. It is made up of ten numbers, for example 1234567890, and can be found on the Tax Return (SA100), a 'Notice to complete a Tax Return' (SA316) or a Statement of Account. It may also be found on other documents we have issued.

    Depending on the type of document issued the reference may be printed next to the headings 'Tax Reference', 'UTR' or 'Official Use'.

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    My question was "what's the difference between UTR and Tax reference?" (both fields are on the first page of the self assessment), the second question was whether UTR can be left blank if i know NI and employer Tax ref...

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    Your tax reference is your NI number. Your UTR is your unique taxpayer reference. I wouldn't leave either of them off if I was you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lje View Post
    Your tax reference is your NI number. Your UTR is your unique taxpayer reference. I wouldn't leave either of them off if I was you.
    Thank you. I thought they meant something extra by Tax reference as there is already NI field on the bottom of the 1st page in Personal details section with a confusing wording "leave blank if the correct
    number is shown above as your ‘Tax Reference' "

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    Are you talking about CT payment reference?

    This is an annual number that is based on the UTR I believe but also show the type of tax and period for which you are paying.

    There was another thread on this a few weeks back.
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    UTR is your slave number.

    I don't have one.
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