HM Revenue & Customs

Accounts Office reference

You will find this 13 character reference number on the PAYE payment booklet or letter supplied by HM Revenue & Customs, printed in the format 123PA12345678. References that are not 13 characters long require zeros (0) entering after the two letters to make it up to 13 characters e.g. 123PA00045678. Please do not include any spaces when entering it on the screen, otherwise it could lead to delays in updating your records.

Where to find this

Location of your Account Office Reference
Letter showing your Account Office Reference