Wednesday, 17 December 2014

How to get your UTR Number

To get your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number and become self-employed, you can register online via the following link:

https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/shortforms/form/CWF1ST?dept-name=CWF1&sub-dept-name=&location=40&origin=http://www.hmrc.gov.uk

Fill out the online form and make sure to do the following:

1. Register for Self-Employment Only

2. No not previously registered for Self Employment

3. Complete your business details as in personal details

4. Tick you are a subcontractor under CIS


It will take about 4 weeks to arrive in the post. Once you have it, you will need to activate it either online or over the phone (details and a password will be provided on your letter). Please remember you will have a limited period of time to activate your UTR before your password expires.