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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: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then tap: "Settings", then "Tax 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, tap the link to HMRC's website, and rea d HMRC's advice.
  6. And finally, tap: 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 tap File 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 File 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.

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