How to find your tax references
There are two main references, Accounts Office Reference and Employer PAYE Reference, that are required before anything can be submitted to HMRC.
If you have just registered as an employer, HMRC would have sent you letters with the references and these references will also be on any future correspondence.
The references should be in the business government gateway account under PAYE for employers. If you cannot see these details, it could be the PAYE scheme is not linked to the account. Please seek support from HMRC Employers helpline.
Add the Tax References
Within the Company Setup page edit Tax References.
Accounts Office Reference
This is a unique 13-character code that was issued when you first registered as an employer.
The format should be similar to 123/PA12345678.
Employer PAYE Reference
It should look similar to 123/AA12345. It will always start with the 3 digits of your tax office code followed by a slash. There may be any combination of letters and numbers after the slash but usually will include 2 digits and 5 numbers.
Self Assessment Unique Tax Reference
Your 10-digit Unique Tax Reference (UTR) number. Complete this field if you are paying employees personally or as part of a partnership. You can leave this blank.
Company Unique Tax Reference
Your company’s 10-digit Unique Tax Reference (UTR) number.
Also known as a Corporation Tax Number.
If you are not paying employees as a company you can leave this field blank.
Do not complete both the Self Assessment UTR and the Company UTR.