Online UTR applications
In your recent experience, how long is it taking HMRC to issue UTRs after an online application?
last one i did took about 6 weeks i think.
And sometimes they issue them and don't tell anyone .... the first you know is when the penalty notice arrives!
We registered a client towards the end of January 2021. We asked the client to chase it up and he was told it would be May before he got the UTR!
we are receiving UTR's for clients with income from property quickly but the self-employed applications on CWF1 are taking up to 9 weeks.
Applied during September 2020
Chasing since January 2021
No sign of yet...
Been waiting since mid December for a partnership UTR and a week later for one of the partners
I managed to get a UTR set up over the phone last year (further to an online application). If anyone manages to get through. We had a 64-8 in place which I assume helped.
Agreed property ones a fairly quick. SA1 submitted on 3rd Feb, UTR letter received by client on 17th Feb. Partnership ones always seem to take much longer.
You would think in these days of technology, you would be able to complete an online form (SA1 or CWF1) and get one immediately! Just again shows the incompetence of HMRC
I applied for one around the 1st week of January and received it last Thursday.