Many foreign nationals working in the UK often get confused by our complicated and dated tax system. Understandably many do not realise that they can often claim a tax.
- Can foreign nationals in the UK claim a tax refund?
- I am a foreign national, how do I claim my tax rebate?
- I worked in the UK 3 years ago. Is it too late to apply?
- Can foreign nationals claim National Insurance rebates from the Inland Revenue?
The amount of your tax refund will depend on how much you have earned, and how much you have paid in tax during the fiscal year. At the end of each year (5th April)you should be given a P60, which will show you how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax. Use these amounts and input them in our tax rebate calculator to calculate how much your refund will be.
I am a foreign national, how do I claim my tax rebate?
We get many foreign nationals applying for a tax rebate as a new tax system can often be very confusing and time portion
It is however possible to apply yourself if you know what you are doing. You should collect your P45/P60s as well, as a P91, P85 and P86 and send these to your local tax office with a covering letter.
I worked in the UK 3 years ago. Is it too late to apply?
No it is not too late. The current deadline is 6 years, however we do not suggest waiting this long as this time limit is changing soon. So to avoid your tax refund expiring apply today.
Can foreign nationals claim national insurance rebates from the Inland Revenue?
If you are still resident and working in the UK, it is possible to claim a portion of your national insurance contributions into a private fund. This is known as contracting out of the state pension. You can read more here on how to do this.