Each year many people come to the UK to work, study and travel. Often many people forget or do not realise that they can claim a tax rebate. This articles provides more information and outlines how to make a claim:
- What types of visa can claim a tax rebate?
- How can I calculate if I am due a tax refund?
- I have lost my P60/P45
- I have been in the UK for 5 years can I claim all years?
- How do I apply for a tax refund?
- How long does do tax rebates take?
- How do I apply for a tax rebate myself?
- How can I apply for a National Insurance rebate ?
- Tier 1 – Highly skilled person visa
- Tier 2 – Skilled worker visa
- Tier 3 – Low skilled worker
- Tier 4 – Student visa
- Tier 5 – Temporary worker visa
Other visas that may be eligible for a tax rebate include:
- UK spouse visas
- Ancestry visas
If you are working in the UK, at the end of each tax year (5th April) you will be given a P60. This documents show you how much tax you have paid and how much you have earned. When you finish working for an employer you will also be given a P45 showing the same information for that employment.
You can use these forms to see if you are due a tax rebate by putting the total amount that you have earned and the total tax that you have paid in our tax refund calculator
I have lost my P60/P45
You can ask your former or current employer for a statement of earnings if you have lost, or were not given a P45/P60. The Inland Revenue will accept a statement of earnings as a replacement for a P60 or P45 and nothing else.
Tax Fix can get a maximum of two replacement tax forms on your behalf if you like.
I have been in the UK for 5 years. Can I claim for all years?
When we process refunds we check the maximum allowable time of 6 years. If you are due a tax rebate in any of the last 6 years we will make a claim for it.
How do I apply for a tax refund?
When you get your P45/P60 or statement of earnings, just send them, together with your tax refund application to us and we will process your application. If you do not have your P45/P60 we can get replacements for you.
How long do tax rebates take?
We will endeavor to submit your claims within 7 days of receiving all your information. We must then wait on the Inland Revenue to issue your refund which on average takes between 6-8 weeks.
How do I want to apply for a tax rebate myself?
We are more than happy to help you submit your claim yourself. If you would like to claim your tax rebate yourself, send your P45/P60 and/or statement of earnings together with a covering letter and a P85/P86 if applicable, as well as a P91 to your local tax office. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How can I apply for a National Insurance rebate?
Anyone who is resident within the UK and has worked can claim back a part of their National Insurance Contributions. An NI (National Insurance) refund can be claimed at any time and only needs to be done once. After that it is automatically applied each year. Press on the link to claim a national insurance rebate.