what is my employer’s paye reference number
I can’t find my Payslip booklet, now what?
If you have an accountant our first suggestion would be to get in touch with them as your PAYE Reference is required each time you run payroll.
If you are a company and you employ people to work with you and pay them as employees then you would normally register for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) with HMRC. Once registered, HMRC send out documents, all of which should display the company PAYE reference number. If you haven’t registered for PAYE but want to, follow the steps on HMRC online to register as an employer.
You’ll need to quote this reference number whenever you contact HMRC about anything relating to tax and National Insurance and anything to do with your employees financial situations.
To pay an employee before you get your employer PAYE reference number, you should:
You must register even if you’re only employing yourself, for example as the only director of a limited company.
Accounts office reference numbers all have the same strict format:
The three digit number of your tax office (e.g. 123)
Two alpha characters (e.g. PA)
Eight numeric characters (e.g. 12345678)
Each registered employer in the UK has one of these unique codes. It acts as a sort of National Insurance number for employers and helps HMRC identify the company you’re employed by.
The PAYE reference number for KPPES Ltd. is 120/FA77818.