Your UTR or Unique Taxpayer Reference number is the series of digits that identifies you to HMRC.
As a self-employed person, it’s the number that identifies you as an individual company. You will automatically be registered with a UTR number when you set yourself up for Self Assessment tax returns or when you set up a limited company.
You'll need a UTR number from HMRC in order to fill out your self-assessment tax return each year and to communicate with HMRC for any other reasons.
If you've lost it, you can find it in several places:
- On the SA250 form you received when you registered as self-employed
- On a previous Self Assessment tax return
- On your first communication from HMRC if you incorporated a limited company
- On a notice to file
- On a payment reminder from HMRC.
> In order to work for Brigad, you will have to provide your UTR number within 3 months, otherwise your account will be suspended.
Your NIN or National Insurance number makes sure your National Insurance contributions and tax are recorded against your name only. It’s made up of letters and numbers and never changes.
You can find your National Insurance number:
- On a payslip
- On your P60
- On letters about your tax, pension or benefits
- In the National Insurance section of your personal tax account
You will need a National Insurance Number to register as self-employed and apply for a UTR number.
If you don't have one, you must apply for one. You can only apply for it once you’re in the UK. You must have the right to work or study in the UK to get a National Insurance number.
You need to be in possession of both your UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) and your NIN (National Insurance Number) in order to work for Brigad.