Many people who work and are under 18 can claim a tax refund, but this isn’t always the case and it will depend on your situation. This article will help you to learn if you could be due a tax refund.
- Do I pay tax if I am under 18?
- I am under 18, how can I find out if I am due a tax rebate?
- How do I claim an under 18s tax rebate?
- Are under 18s exempt from paying tax?
- Can under 18s claim national insurance rebates?
Do I pay tax if I am under 18?
It does not matter how old you are. It matters how much you have earned in the tax year. Most under 18s do not earn much and so often they can claim a tax rebate from the Inland Revenue.
I am under 18, how can I find out if I am due a tax rebate?
In April you should be given a P60 from your employer which looks something like the form on the right. On that form it will tell you how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax. If you have earned below £6,475 you will be able to claim back all of the tax that you have paid. If you have earned more you can still make a claim but you will not be able to claim back all of the tax. You can use our tax calculator
How do I claim an under 18s tax rebate?
We deal with many under 18s tax rebate claims and you can complete our tax rebate forms here
Alternatively you can complete your tax rebate application yourself but you will need to complete a number of tax forms including:
+P45/P60/statement of earnings
Are under 18s exempt from paying tax?
No. As mentioned previously, it’s not how old you are, it’s how much you earn which determines if you are due a tax rebate.Many under 18s only work part time and do not earn over the tax free personal allowance which this year is £6,475 pounds, therefore they are able to claim back all of their tax.
Can under 18’s claim a national insurance rebate?
If you are currently living and working in the UK with a permanent national insurance number you can claim a rebate on your national insurance contributions. This is known as contracting out of the state pension. You can read more here on how to do this.