© 2020–2023 1st Money UK Holdings Ltd. All rights reserved.

Cookies help us run our services and make them more tasty. We've posted the full recipe on our Privacy Notice.

Whoa! Wait a minute ... how do I change my cookie settings?

Click "Got it" if you're OK with cookies...

Got it

How do I set a pay batch's Unique Taxpayer Reference?

Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)1:43

"How do I set a pay batch's Unique Taxpayer Reference?"

The Unique Taxpayer Reference, or UTR, is a 10-digit code that uniquely identifies you or your business. Your UTR is used by HMRC whenever HMRC is dealing with your tax.

To set a pay batch's UTR:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: MenuPay batches
  2. Then click: SettingsTax settings
  3. Next, you'll need to decide if you're doing your Tax Filing as a company or a sole trader.
  4. And then you can type in your 10-digit UTR code.
  5. If you need help finding your UTR, click the link to HMRC's website, and rea d HMRC's advice.
  6. And finally, click: Save

Keep in mind that:

  • Each pay batch can have a different UTR, or all your pay batch's can all share the same UTR. It's up to you.
  • Each time you click Pay now, your UTR is included, when your Tax Filing's sent to HMRC.
  • Once the UTR is set, there normally isn't any reason to change it.
  • If you're still waiting for your UTR to be sent to you, from HMRC, you can still run Pay now as long as you've set up your HMRC connection.

To learn more:

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about setting a pay batch's Unique Taxpayer Reference!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.

Was this page helpful?

© 2020–2023 1st Money UK Holdings Ltd. All rights reserved.