Monthly Archives: January 2023

Cancelled Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR)

Why Unique Tax Reference numbers (UTR) were cancelled Accountants are reporting that their clients’ UTR number are being cancelled when a tax repayment is claimed. When tax repayment claims are made, they are subject to checks conducted by HMRC. In some instances, if there is an issue with validating the taxpayer’s identity or the claim is out of the ordinary for the claimant, then a risk indicator is indicated. Many self-assessment verification letters are then sent to the taxpayer. These letters are more commonly known as ‘SURF’ letters. The rise of fraudulent claims has kicked HMRC into action by taking […]