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Claim Tax Back When Leaving the UK

Many people leave the UK for various reasons; to explore a new country or to return to an old one. Whatever the reason, you will almost certainly be due some tax back when you leave the country. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on this topic from our professional tax experts:

Who is due a tax refund when leaving the country?
Almost anyone that has worked in the UK, paid income tax and then leaves for an extended period of time will be able to apply for a tax rebate when leaving the country.

Will I be able to Claim all my tax back when leaving the UK for good?
It will depend upon your income for each previous tax year and how much tax you paid. However, you will almost certainly be due a tax refund from the tax year in which you leave the UK.

How can I calculate what my tax refund will be when leaving the UK?
When you finish working you should be given a P45 from your employer. This P45 will show the income and tax figures for the year. Input these numbers into our tax rebate calculator and it will tell you instantly if you are due a tax refund.

What about tax rebates for previous years?
If you have P60s for previous years you can check to see if you have overpaid in these years too. The longest you can claim is for 6 years in arrears.

When can I claim my tax back?
As soon as you stop working you can claim any tax rebate that you might be due.

 

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H888 - Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Hi

I am a foreigner and started working in the UK from January 2008 to present. I am considering leaving the UK for good soon. Can I claim all the income taxes and NI already paid throughout these periods. Many thanks for your reply.

TaxFix - Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

H888: When you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. When you stop working your employer should give you a P45, when you have this you can make your claim. The amount of your refund will depend on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax during each tax year.

Sree - Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I am currently working and planning to leave UK for good soon. Can I claim my NI and tax back for all the 4 years I worked here.

TaxFix - Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Sree: It depends on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax in each year. When you finish working you should be given a P45, when you get your P45 you can claim your tax back by applying here.

Ram - Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Say for example, if I paid £ 600 for NI & Income tax per month for the last financial year, would I get £ 7200 back when I calimed? or some of the amount will be deducted? how long would it take to get our claims back?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

TaxFix - Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Ram: It would depend on how much you earned during the year and how much tax you paid (not including National insurance). You can use our tax rebate calculator to see, how your income and tax would affect your rebate. Rebates usually take between 4-8 weeks to process, depending on the Inland Revenue’s backlogs.

Anonymous - Monday, June 7th, 2010

been living in spain since oct 02 just returned have no funds. worked in uk from 98 till 02, 3 years C/A books 40% paided, last half year tax paided at 30 or 33% did not do tax return

Sunshine - Monday, June 7th, 2010

I am going to leave the UK for good in December 2010. I’ve worked here for over 4 years and I am going to claim NI and tax back before leaving. Is this money deposited in a bank account or do you send a cheque to an address in the UK/abroad? Can I also claim back the company’s contribution towards my pension? Is it a different claim or part of the same one?

William - Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

If I leave UK for ever, can I get the whole income tax back? or just I can get the over paid tax back only? I checked my income tax, there is no over paid if I leave UK for ever, how much can I claim back?

TaxFix - Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Sunshine: If you leave the UK you can apply for a tax refund. When you stop working you should be given a P45 from your employer, when you have this you can claim your refund here. We can send your tax refund to your bank account in the UK or to your home country. You may be able to claim back your company’s pension contributions or transfer it to a pension provider in your home country, the HR department will be able to assist you with that.

TaxFix - Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

William: You can only claim an overpayment of tax. This usually happens when you stop working part way through the tax year, which almost always happens when someone leaves the UK.

4u2 - Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Have been working for a year on my hoilday maker visa, am now married and i changed to a Spouse visa an i Claim my National Insurance?

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

4u2: We offer a national rebate service, if you are working and living in the UK.

leaving uk - Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I am leaving Uk within one month and i did not get my P45 can i send my P60 for the last years
alos if i am not here how can i make sure they will contact me if do not have any addresses here
please advise thanks

TaxFix - Friday, June 11th, 2010

leaving uk: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax refund. We can get a replacement P45 for you if required, and we can process your claim, so you do not need to worry about being contacted or contacting the Inland Revenue. Once we have processed your claim we can send the refund to your bank account in your home country. You can apply for your leaving the UK refund here

akosh11 - Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Hi I would leave uk in july 2010. If i will sign never coming back to uk to work what is the diferent rather than simple claim my tax back? And if there is a diferent what is the way to that. Thanks your help.

TaxFix - Saturday, June 12th, 2010

akosh11: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate because you will not have worked the full tax year. If you stop working part way through the year you do not get your full tax free allowance and so this is the reason why you can claim a tax rebate. When you finish working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate here.

Sooraj - Monday, June 14th, 2010

I was working In UK for the last two years and am now leaving for good. some say i can claim all my tax paid in the last two years. is that true?

TaxFix - Monday, June 14th, 2010

Sooraj: If you are leaving the UK, you are entitled to apply for a tax rebate. The amount of the tax rebate will depend on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax during each year. When you have finished working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate by applying here.

Confused - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Planning to leave uk. And I want to claim for a tax return . Example your gross pay is 16,600 yearly and tax is 2,200. How does it work. I’ve been working 3yrs. Thanks.

Dude - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I have been working here for more than 4 years and want my NI, Tax and Pension contributions. I am planning to leave in September. Can you make an initial assessment of how much I will be entitled to if I give you the details ?

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Confused: If you leave the country you can claim a tax rebate because you will not have worked a full tax year and would not have received your full tax allowance. When you finish working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate by applying here. Based on your income of £16,600 and tax paid of £2,200, you would be due a tax rebate of £175

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Dude: When you leave the UK you are entitled to a tax rebate. The amount depends on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax. When you finish working you employer will give you a P45, once you have this you can make your claim. To estimate your refund you can use your payslip and calculate what you think you will have earned and paid in tax by September, and then input thus amount into our tax rebate calculator.

Chantelle - Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Hi
I am from South Africa in London for 2 years.
I have had 2 jobs already and this is my third. I have received my P60′s from the previous 2 companies and the P45 from my last company had been requested by my current employer. My Visa ends next year February. I will be working until the last day of my Visa. Can you advise me when to claim my tax and NI back and how long will it take and where is the money sent as I may have to close my UK account just before leaving? Also what documents exactly will you need for both claims?

TaxFix - Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Chantelle: You can use your P60s to check if you are due a tax rebate for the previous year using our tax rebate calculator. When you finish working before leaving the UK you will be given a P45, when you have this you will be able to claim your tax rebate. We can send your rebate to your bank account in South Africa if you like.

Ricardo Soares - Friday, June 18th, 2010

Hi.
I am currently working and planning to leave UK for ever from April 2010. Can I claim my NI and tax back for all the 7 years I worked here.
Can you tell me for what is P85 Form?
many thanks
ricardo

TaxFix - Friday, June 18th, 2010

Ricardo Soares: April 2010 has already passed, have you left the UK already? If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund when you get your P45. You can not claim past NI payments back unfortunately.

bellooo333 - Friday, June 18th, 2010

Hi!

I`m planning to leave the uk in august and i`ve worked here almost 4 years for the same company.Someone told me if i leave the country i can make a tax return and i can get back roughly 70% of my payed in tax which was over £10000. I got all my documents and p60-s and p45 as well…So is it true that i can get back this percentage and than i can`t come back for like 3-5 years to work in the uk???

thx.

Ricardo Soares - Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Hi.
I am currently working and planning to leave UK for ever from April 2011. Can I claim my NI and tax back for all the 7 years I worked here.
Can you tell me for what is P85 Form?
many thanks
ricardo

TaxFix - Monday, June 21st, 2010

Ricardo Soares: If you leave the UK you can make a claim for a tax refund. The amount you are entitled to claim will depend on the amount hat you earn and the amount that you pay in tax. The maximum you can claim is for 6 years, but this deadline is changing so we do not suggest that you wait. A form P85 is a form you need to give the Inland Revenue when you leave the UK.

Anonymous - Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The TAXFIX comes to this whole process for me, even if I go to Portugal?
How long can this process take?
Money can be sent to Portugal?
What are the necessary documents that TAXFIX need to deal with this process?
Many thanks
ricardo Soares

Tom - Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Hi, I’m planning to leave the uk for now but i might come back in a few years. Should i get a tax refund or will this prevent me from getting a job in the uk in a couple of years?

TaxFix - Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Anonymous: Yes, even if you go to Portugal we can still help with your tax refund. We can send your tax refund to your bank account in Portugal if you like or your UK account. Refunds usually take 4-8 weeks to process. Do you have any of your P45′s or P60′s, we need this to claim your tax refund for you, but can get a replacement of 2 if needed. You can apply for your tax rebate here.

TaxFix - Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Tom: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. Claiming a tax refund will not affect your eligiblity to come back and work in the UK. You can apply for your tax refund here.

Andy - Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Helo,
I am planning to leave UK permanently in september. I would like to claim my tax back for this tax year. I do know you send the tax refund into an abroad bank account, but is that mean you send my P45 back there as well?

Thank you

TaxFix - Friday, June 25th, 2010

Andy: When you finish working in the UK you will be given a P45. When you have this you can make your claim. We can send your refund to your account in your home country and can return any and all documents we receive back from the Inland Revenue after they have processed your claim.

Ryan - Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I have been in the UK under the 2 year holiday working visa. I was allowed to work for 12 months. I am now getting married and have to leave the country in order to apply for a new visa.

Do I qualify to claim back the tax paid during my 2 year holiday working visa?

LeftForGood - Sunday, June 27th, 2010

you know what, Taxfix, tell the people straight away, that you are not going to tell them anything unless they buy your services!
you repeat yourself – p45 and depends how much salary the people received….LOL
Everybody knows this basic information

Ahmet - Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Hi, I left the UK around mid June for a full time permanent employment in the UAE. I might go back for a 2-3 day business trip within the current tax year. Would this create any implications as it has been more than 91 days into the current tax year since my departure date? I understand there is a rule around that, right?

Thank you

TaxFix - Monday, June 28th, 2010

Ryan: It depends on how much you have earned during each of those two years. You can check using our calculator.

TaxFix - Monday, June 28th, 2010

LeftForGood: We are happy to answer and help people the best we can, even people who do not use our services. Each persons situation is different and there is no one answer to everyones question. The amount of your refund depends on your salary and the amount you paid in tax. A lot of people do not know this.

TaxFix - Monday, June 28th, 2010

Ahmet: If your visits to the UK average 91 days or more a tax year over a maximum of four years, you will still be considered tax resident of the UK according to the Inland Revenue.

zarkith - Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

hey, just a quick question : how much is your fee? thanx

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

zarkith: We only charge a fee if and when we get your tax refund.

When we do get a refund for you we only charge 16.8% plus VAT if you send in your application within 14 days of applying at:

http://www.taxfix.co.uk/claim

If you send in your application after 14 days of registering at the address above, we charge 18.9% plus VAT.

All our fees are shown in the application pack at the link above.

martin - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

My friend told me if I leave UK before 10 august there can be big diferent from let say 15 august, is it true?

Lola - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Hi,
I am a UK resident but resently spent 5 months abroad, Nov 09 – Apr 10 on a working holiday visa in Australia am I able to claim?
Thanks in advance :)

TaxFix - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Martin: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. The amount of the refund will depend on how much you earn and how much you pay in the tax year that you leave the UK.

TaxFix - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Lola: As you left the UK part way through the tax year you can claim a tax rebate. You should have been given a P45 when you finished working in the UK, do you still have this? No problem if you do not, you can still make a claim but it may take a little longer. You can apply for your tax rebate here.

maria celina - Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Hi!
Ive worked 5 years in UK and im planning to go back to my country (Portugal) and i wanted to know if i could transfer NI contributions ,tax refund whatever, earning around £14000 per year more than 1000 per year tax
in my country can i make a claim like jobseekers
while i find a job or they dont give me anything?
if i go back to portugal im going without job and i need money to survive they must give me something!
waiting for answer thanks

Emu - Friday, July 2nd, 2010

I have been working in the UK since Oct 2006.
My salary was 16000 per annum from Oct 2006 to Aug 2009. I have changed my employer at Sept 2009 and my current salary is 29000.

In my current employment my
PAYE is 380.20
NI is 216.16

I am leaving UK on 31st August 2010.
How much PAYE and NI I can get refund?

TaxFix - Friday, July 2nd, 2010

maria celina: When you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. When you finish working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax refund. We offer a NI rebate sevice also. I can not say about job seekers allowance or anything else in Portugal, it may be best to ask your government about that.

TaxFix - Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Emu: It depends on how much you earn between the start of the tax year (April 6th 2010) and the date you leave the UK. If you earn £9666 ((29000/12) x 4) and pay 1520.88 (4×380.22) in tax, you would be due back £881.80 as per our tax calculator

A - Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

I am leaving the UK for good but my employer still would not be able to give me a p45 as I still have 15 days of paid holidays to take. Can I apply from my home country? or do I have to do it now?

TaxFix - Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

A: Yes you can apply from your home country. When you receive your P45 you can apply for your tax rebate here.

Yannick - Monday, July 5th, 2010

Hi,
Leaving the uk end of july. I have a property in the uk which I am renting it out. Having this property going to reduce my tax return? Thanks.

santosh - Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Hi
I have gone through all the above query but still I have doubt as you have not told clearly about following doubt.
“If we leave UK permanently still we can claim only overpaid tax only or we can claim all paid tax.”
Please don’t reply with same copy paste contents. It will be great if you can tell clearly that we claim all paid tax or just overpaid?

Doro - Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Hi,

I did work at UK for 1 year and 7 months, now I am leaving UK at the end of july. I have P45 from de first employer and the last employer would not be able to give me my P45 at end of July. To Taxfix care about my tax refund wich kind of documents you think can replace the P45 of de last employer?
I going to home (Portugal) I will still have my account bank open.
How Taxfix care about my refund?
wich documents I have to send you?
Should I send you by post email? Original documents? Or copy?
When you will be able to give my documents back?
How I wil pay the Taxfix? The Tax fix will take from my refund ou I will pay of another way?

I just to know Taxfix by Internet, how can trust?

TaxFix - Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

santosh: You can only claim the overpayment of tax but when you leave the UK you almost always overpay tax. I hope this helps to answer your question.

TaxFix - Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Doro: When you finish working in the UK you final employer should also give you a P45. If they do not give you a P45 you can ask for a ‘statement of earnings’ on company headed paper which can be used as a replacement for a P45. We can send your tax refund to your UK or Portuguese bank account. When you have your P45 or statement of earnings, you can apply for your tax refund here. Please send your application by post and include your original documents, as the Inland Revenue require these to make issue your refund. Once the refund is complete we can return any documents we are sent back from the Inland Revenue. We only charge a fee if and when we obtain a refund, from which we take our commission. If you would like to speak to one of our agents you can call on: 0800 955 2829

GILLIAN MORRIS  - Monday, July 12th, 2010

I left the UK in 1985 for a 6 month holiday in Australia and I’m still here!! Can I claim back any tax I paid in my job before I left for Australia? I live in Australia permanently and have never worked in the UK since 1985. Thanks

TaxFix - Monday, July 12th, 2010

GILLIAN MORRIS: Unfortunately you have missed the deadline to make a claim, sorry.

Anonymous - Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Hi,

I am working in a company since march 2009.
This year I wish to go back my country for good.
Also I want to claim for tax back.Is the tax refund amount same the tax we have paid? And will I get tax refund of both years I have paid tax? Is tax refund like overpaid tax?
Do they give us less tax refund on any calculation basis?
And will I get PAYE and NI contribution as well?
please reply me soon ,I am planning to leave very soon.
Thank you.

Dibri R. - Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

hi
please tell me how can i have the my VAT back
i am leaving the uk at very early time from manchester airport ,is there any other way to have the VAT reclaim before the traveling date .
thanks

TaxFix - Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Anonymous: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax refund. The amount of the tax refund will depend on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax during each tax year you were in the UK. When you finish working your employer should give you a P45, when you have this you can make your claim. You can not claim national insurance back.

Coralie - Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hello,
I worked in UK for 4 years and I left for good the country one year ago. I am still on time to claim tax refund? What is the latest delay for claiming since you leave UK? I have a friend of mine who left 3 years ago interested in the same request and I would give him a proper information.
Thanks for your time.
Coralie

TaxFix - Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Coralie: You can view the deadline for claiming tax rebates here.

Anonymous - Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I am a south african and leaving the uk for good can I claim a rebate on my ni which i paid for 2years

Anonymous - Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Hello,

I have been working in the UK for nearly 7 years but at the end of this month will go back home( Portugal) permanently.

Having paid tax on my earnings and NI over the years, I contacted the Inland Revenue and was told that I could only try to make a claim regarding taxes paid this year- Inland Revenue would see whether or not I was entitled to a partial reimbursement on what was paid this year.

I’m a bit confused as I have heard from different sources that I can make a claim on tax paid and NI.
Could you please advise me if I can make a claim on both- if so what do I need to do(necessary paperwork, who I must contact, how much time I have to submit the claim.

I have also heard that being from a EU country, I can “transfer” the amount paid NI to a pension scheme in Portugal?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Manszon - Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Hello,

Is it any possibility to leave my Hungarian bank account on your forms? I am trying to complete it,but no separated part for this.I found for English acc. but my number is longer.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

TaxFix - Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Anonymous: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax refund. You can only claim a portion of your NI back if you are living and working in the UK currently.

TaxFix - Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Manszon: Please just sign the forms where indicated. We will obtain the refund for you and then we can transfer the refund into your Hungarian bank account minus our fee.

Allison - Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Hi, I am a UK Permanent Resident but currently working outside the EU. I am planning to visit the UK soon. Can I claim back the VAT at the airport when I leave the UK at the end of my trip?

Anonymous - Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I’m portuguese and would like to make a claim on NI payments I have while working in the UK, how can this be done?
Who do I need to contact, which forms must I fill?

Thank you.

Manszon - Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Sorry,but it is still not clear how will You know my account number if I not give you!

Thanks in advance for your reply.

TaxFix - Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Anonymous: If you are living and working in the UK you can claim an NI rebate, you can learn more and apply here.

TaxFix - Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Manszon: After we have processed your claim and received your refund we contact you and ask which account you would like your refund deposited into.

curious - Friday, July 30th, 2010

hi
i am leaving uk for one year. i am on a tier 1 visa and i have anothet three years remaining in my visa. is it possibl to reclaim the taxes when i leave. is that going to affect my visa in anyway in coming years if i have to return to uk. how much do you charge for your services if i am eligible for a tax redate

TaxFix - Friday, July 30th, 2010

curious: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. When you finish working you will be given a P45 when you have this you can make your claim here. You are claiming any overpayment of tax and this does not affect your eligibility to work or visa. We only charge a fee if and when we obtain your refund and if you send in your application within 14 days of applying our charge is only 16.8% +VAT.

gabrielebati - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Hi,I am leaving UK for good,could I claim my tax for tax year 2001-2002?Thanks

alonso - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

How and where can I check all my tax deductions from Employ and self-emploed I have been working in UK from 1999 to 2010,because I am leaving UK for good.Thanks

TaxFix - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

gabrielebati: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate, when you finish working you will be given a P45. When you have your P45 you can claim your tax rebate here.

D. Adriano - Friday, August 6th, 2010

I`M brazilian and i got a married visa..I`m planning to leave the uk in september and i`ve worked here almost 3 years for the same company.Someone told me if i leave the country i can make a tax return and i can get back roughly 70% of my payed in tax which was over £6000. I got all my documents and p60-s and p45 as well…So is it true that i can get back this percentage and than i can`t come back for like 3-5 years to work in the UK??

TaxFix - Friday, August 6th, 2010

D. Adriano: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. The amount of the tax refund depends on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax during the tax year. There is no fixed percentage. When you finish working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax refund by applying here. Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to work in the UK.

Khusi - Monday, August 9th, 2010

Recently my student visa rejected. With in a week i have to leave this country and leaving soon as well. But before that I want to claim my tax n NI. Since last 2 years I paid £150 to £200 tax every month.And I dont know how long it takes to get back. Suggest me please !!

TaxFix - Monday, August 9th, 2010

Khusi: If you are leaving the UK you are entitled to apply for a tax rebate. When you stop working you employer should give you a P45. When you have this you can apply for your tax rebate here. Tax rebates usually take between 4-8 weeks. We can send your rebate to your bank account in your home country if you like.

Eric - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Hi. What time is the VAT claim department operate? My flight time is 0925 at Manchester Airport.

Matt - Monday, August 16th, 2010

Hi,

My partner and myself are leaving the UK for the rest of the year to go traveling.

My partner’s employees have left her job open for her when she returns. Therefore she’s not being given a P45. Can she still claim back her tax?

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Matt: Yes it is still possible to make a claim. Will she be working any more in this tax year? If she will, then she will have to wait until the end of the tax year in April 2011 when her employer should give her a P60 to make a claim. If she will not be working she can ask her employer for a statement of earnings and make a claim when she has been given that.

Paul - Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Hi,

I will be leaving the UK for 6 Months in Feb 2011 & returning in August 2011, Will i be entitiled to claim tax back?

TaxFix - Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Paul: Yes, as you are leaving the UK part way through the tax year you can claim a tax refund. When you finish working for your employer, they should provide you with a P45, when you have this your can apply for your tax rebate here.

Cliffton Fernandes - Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Hi! I left the UK last july 2010, thinking i wouldnt rturn back to the UK and therefore claimed all the tax and NI contributions. However, i am back again in the Uk. I would wish to know if my NI Number is closed. Can some one please guide me?

TaxFix - Friday, August 27th, 2010

Cliffton Fernandes: You can contact your local inland revenue office, who will be able to advise you about your national insurance number.

Anonymous - Saturday, August 28th, 2010

I am working in China but haven’t completed a tax rebate form. Can I apply for it when I come back to the UK which will be at the end of June 2011?

melonsoda - Monday, August 30th, 2010

Hi! i use to work in uk july2009 to the end of february 2010. Im now currently living in United States! Can i still claim my tax? thank you!

Dee - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Hi

I left the UK permanently last year November and wanted to find out if I am entitled to claim my tax back and NI contributions. I was on a working holiday for two years and then on a student visa for abt 4 and half years. thanks

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Anonymous: There is a deadline for claiming tax refunds so we advise you claim as soon as possible. The deadlines can be viewed here.

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

melonsoda: Yes, as you left the UK part way through the tax year, you can claim a tax refund by applying here.

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Dee: If you have worked in the UK and since left you can claim a tax refund. When you finished working you should have been given a P45. Do you still have this? Even if you do not you can still claim by obtaining a replacement. You can apply for your tax rebate here.

Daniel - Friday, September 3rd, 2010

hi, i worked in the uk for 7 years and I moved back to Spain 3 years ago, when i left i asked for my tax back and I got them, now I would like to go back to work in the UK, how long do I have to wait to be able to work again in the UK?
thank you

Shaun Wildey - Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Hi

I’ve the opposite question and wonder if you can direct me to the information. If I’ve been abroad for 16 months and return mid-tax year what are my tax liabilities? Do I pay tax only for the part of the year when I am resident, or should I wait until after 1 April?

Thanks

SW

TaxFix - Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Daniel: Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to work in the UK.

Nicolette - Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

HI there,

I have been working in the UK for the past two years and will be leaving November 2010. I am a resident of the UK and may or may not be back by February 2011 – this all depends on my fiance’s visa… Can I claim tax back? I have heard that if you do, and come back to the UK, you will be heavily taxed. Is this true? Should I wait before I claim tax back until I know whether I will return or not. If so, how do I apply from another country? And can I claim my National Insurance back?

deen - Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Am I eligible for a tax refund if I have worked for a complete tax year? I was under the impression that only working incomplete tax years attract a refund as the tax code is spread out equally over 12 months. I was also a student for 4 years, will this period attract any refunds?

Thanks for your help.

TaxFix - Monday, September 13th, 2010

deen: Often when people leave the UK they do not work a full tax year and can claim a tax refund. Even if you do work a full tax year there could be a number of reasons why you might overpay tax, for example being on the wrong tax code or earning below the tax free allowance. You can check to see if you are due a tax rebate by using our calculator.

gyuri - Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

hi, I’ve lost my P45. Can I still claim tax back?

Sophie - Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Hi,
How long time is take,to recieve tax return,when you leave UK? I heard in 4 weeks,but my friend did not recieve in 4 weeks time.

lyn - Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

hello. ive left uk already last august 30, 2010 as visa has expired last august 31 of same year..can i still claim a tax refund?how?how about my NI

Raj - Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Hello

I worked in the UK from Jun-01 until May-2004 and left UK for good, I was earning 26000 pounds. First 2 years i had a temporary NI number and the 3 rd Year i got a permanent one. Now I am working in India with different employer.

After i left UK, i got my tax refund for the 2004-05 financial Year, But i have not claimed my NI.

Now I came to know that i can claim the NI rebate (state secondary pension).
1) Is it possible to claim the NI for the period 2001-2004?
2) If i have a pension fund at my country, is it possible to route the NI claim to personal pension fund?

Thanks in advance

sheikh - Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Hey!
wanted to know if u charge for the service that u provide?

Mevin - Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Hi ya

May be it sound stupid but i worked for 4 years how much tax back can i get and what the percentage they calculate it though

Ram - Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Heard that if u claim the tax while leaving the uk you can not come back to uk and work even after some years. Is that true ?

Daniel D - Saturday, September 18th, 2010

I am Australian and came to England in September 2004 to work and then in October 2005 i had to hurriedly come back to Australia due to a family emergency. Because of this i did not recieve my P45 but i kept all of my payslips (except for the last few before i left). Am i still able to apply/claim for a tax refund??

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Nicolette: If you are leaving the UK and will not work before the end of the tax year (April 2011) you can claim a tax refund when you stop working and receive your P45. If you think you may be back before the end of the tax year you should wait until the end of the tax year before claiming a tax refund. You can apply for your tax refund from abroad by applying here.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

gyuri: Yes, you can write to your previous employer and ask them for a statement of earnings. This can be used as a replacement for a P45.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Sophie: It depends on the back logs with the tax office. Usually tax rebates take between 4-8 weeks.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

lyn: Yes, you can apply here.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Mevin: It depends on how much you earned and how much you paid in tax. You can check how much your rebate would be with our tax rebate calculator.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Ram: Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to work or come to the UK.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Daniel D: If you were not given a P45 you can use a statement of earnings as a replacement. If you need help obtaining a statement of earnings we can send you a template, just Email us, template@taxfix.co.uk

Santosh - Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I left UK for good in October 2003 but I did not claim my tax / NI back. Can I do it now if I have P45 with me for year 2003?

Thanks in advance.

pranav - Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

i was in student visa from feb 2008 to november 2009. in that time period i workd in one food chain. from november 2009 to feb 2010 i got my post study visa but coz of some reasons i had to leave uk and return back to my home country. i think i have just got one p45 form which ws of 2008-09. i dnt have any p45 available of 2009-10 as i left uk in february. i am in my home country now. is that anyhow i can get my tax and money which i paid in national insurance back? i have my bank account active in uk. thnx.

Maz - Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Left Uk 3 years ago, closed down company. I am a british citizen and want to return to Uk, are there any legal issues to my returning? can I return and work even after claiming tax rebate?

TaxFix - Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Santosh: You have missed the deadline to claim back tax for 2003/2004. Sorry

TaxFix - Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

pranav: Yes you can still claim a tax refund. All you need to do is complete the online application and send us the P45 that you do have. We can then process your claim and can send your tax refund to your account. Let us know if you have any other questions.

TaxFix - Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Maz: Claiming a tax rebate does not affect your eligibility to come back and live and work in the UK.

Kwing Parangan - Sunday, September 26th, 2010

i already sent my p45 with the p80 in the revenue office near my area, i dont know when to follow it up, i also want to get back my national insurance contribution, im leaving UK for good soon.

TaxFix - Monday, September 27th, 2010

Kwing Parangan: I would follow up after 6-8 weeks.

kenny smith - Monday, September 27th, 2010

i have been out of uk since 2 dec 2009 and will be returning for 6 weeks in november my job is PAYE will i qualify for tax refund

daniel - Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

hi
my friend worked in uk and left 3 years ago,he wanted to know can he claim anything back now??

thanks

TaxFix - Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

kenny smith: It will depend on how much you earn and how much you pay in tax during the entire tax year. You can check using our calculator.

TaxFix - Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

daniel: Yes it is still possible for your friend to make a claim. They can apply at the following link and we can send them any refund to their foreign bank account.

Sofiya - Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hi
I left the UK in september 2008 and I just learned about this tax refund. Is it still possible to apply for a tax claim?
Many Thanks for your reply

Trevor - Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I have worked and lived abroad – mainly Middle East – for over twelve years. I had no thoughts of returning to UK when I left. But if I were to return would I need to complete tax returns (visits to UK etc) for the whole twelve years, which would be a bit daunting – or is it a shorter period? I have heard six years from colleagues.

TaxFix - Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Sofiya: Yes it is still possible to make a claim. Do you still have your P45 from when you finished working in the UK? You can still claim if you do not have it, it just takes a bit longer. You can apply here for your tax refund.

dilax - Friday, October 1st, 2010

Hi sir,

I’m wondering can i claim all the taxed i paid to HM revenue while i woked in UK.. or only over paid.

kiwichick - Friday, October 1st, 2010

Heya, I am a kiwi and have been living and working in the uk since april 2009. I am going home and im not coming back anytime soon. How do I claim my tax back for the time ive been here? Im working right up until i leave so how do i go about claiming my tax back for that time.
thanks so much in advance for the reply!

TaxFix - Friday, October 1st, 2010

dilax: If you have left the UK you can claim a tax refund. The amount of the refund will depend on how much you earned and the amount you paid in tax. Most people can not claim back all tax. You can claim your tax rebate here.

TaxFix - Friday, October 1st, 2010

kiwichick: When you stop working you will be given a P45. When you have your P45 you can claim your tax back here.

Linda  - Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Do i lose my NI when i claim

TaxFix - Monday, October 4th, 2010

Linda: You are claiming back an overpayment of tax which is not related to your NI.

Cam - Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I have been living in the uk for ten years and will be moving back to New Zealand soon. Q. Can i claim back any NI contributions paid?

andrew - Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Hi,
how long normally employer’s will take to give me a p45 and after I got it how long HMRC will take to refund my tax, so if I am planing to leave like 2011 June when should I stop work and apply for the refund?thank you so much

TaxFix - Friday, October 15th, 2010

andrew: Your employer should give you your P45 when you finish working for them. Refunds usually take between 4-8 weeks to process. We can send your tax refund to your account abroad if you use our tax refund service.

Manasi - Friday, October 15th, 2010

i’m working in London from past 3 years, i was working full time 1 year and part time rest of the time period. do i eligible for tax refund i leave the country. however if i apply for post study work visa after few months from my country. does my application affect by this.
Many thanks.

TaxFix - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Manasi: If you are leaving the UK for the rest of the tax year you can claim a tax refund. When you stop working you should be given a P45 and then you can make your claim. Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligbility to come back to the UK.

meeru - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

hi. i worked in uk for about 1 year 8 months nd i had to leave for my home country in hurry. i couldnt collect any of form like p45 from my employer. i am in my home country now and i dnt hv any plans of coming back to uk. Can you please tell me if i can still apply for tax refund and ni refund without having any of these forms. I cant even ask my employer to send me those as i am not in uk. hope u’ll understand…

TaxFix - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

meeru: Why can’t you ask your employer to send you your documents to your address abroad? They should do that, and you can then claim your tax refund.

meeru - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

@taxfit…i used to work in burger king and today i have mailed them to send me those documents but i dnt think they are kind enough to send me those documents. is that fine if i’ll just apply online from your website and i’l provide ya requested information like my ni number, employee id nd all so that you can arrange that statement of earning ..is that possible?

TaxFix - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

meeru: Yes, we can obtain a maximum of two P60 replacements for you. If you worked for less than 2 employers in the UK this is fine.

meeru - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

@taxfit..hay buddy just now i checked my documents and i got p60 for the year 2008-09 . i think that will help me to get tax and ni refund for that financial year but i dnt have any of such document for year 2009-10 . is that fine if i’ll send you my last pay slip which i received before leaving uk ?

meeru - Saturday, October 16th, 2010

hay taxfit buddy u hv been so kind. i dnt work for more than 2 employes so you can arrange my statement of earning. i am going to send my form as soon as possible. can you please send me any email id in which i may send scanned copy of my form along with that p60 which i have to speed up process as form which i’ll send ya wil take some time to reach uk ..
i need to ask one more thing. .i want to apply for all national insurence back which i have paid. can i send both (i.e. tax return form and national insurence ) in same envelop to you?

meru - Monday, October 18th, 2010

i hv one last query. I want to apply for return of all national insurence paid along with this tax refund. is that anyhow i can send you both the forms i.e. this tax return and national insurence one in same envelop to your address? can you provide me any email id in which i may send scanned copy of my documents as that will speed up process.if i’ll send you postal mail from india it will take long time to reach uk.thnx.

TaxFix - Monday, October 18th, 2010

meeru: To process your tax refund the Inland Revenue require your original signature so for this reason we can not accept scanned or photocopies. If you could send us your application form and any documents you have to the address on the first page of the application, we can start processing your claim as soon as we see it. Sorry for this inconvenience. With national insurance, you can only claim this for future years not previous years.

mel - Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

hi, i am australian and have been living and working in uk for 8 months under the youth mobility scheme, and i have not claimed any benefits during my stay. i am going back to australia next month and want to know if i am entitled to claim back tax, national insurance and/or council tax. and how do i do this?
thankyou.

TaxFix - Thursday, October 28th, 2010

mel: Yes you can claim a tax refund if you are leaving the UK. When you finish working you should be given a P45 from your employer. When you have this you can make your claim by applying here.

pranav - Saturday, October 30th, 2010

while filling tax return form,do we have to fill all details like name address and other things in other pages as well,along with tht contract page or we just hv to put signature where ther is * sign? where do i hv to fill bank account details where i want my tax refund?

TaxFix - Sunday, October 31st, 2010

pranav: Please follow the instructions and complete the forms where indicate on the first page of the application. Once we have got your tax refund we will contact you to ask where you would want it deposited.

Gwen - Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Can one claim tax back that they have paid if not leaving the uk and would that have any impact on their pension

marco - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

hi .can l still claim my tax,from 1998 to 2005, l already move to portugal. long time.but l never claim anything can l still claim it .many thanks

TaxFix - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Gwen: Yes, you can still make a claim if you haven’t left the UK if you have overpaid tax. You are claiming an overpayment of tax, so this won’t change your pension at all.

Barry - Friday, November 5th, 2010

I work for an offshore oil company based in britian but work out of denmark. I work half my time on a stimulation vessel and the rest on an offshore oil platform in norwegian waters. i am out of britian more than half of the year can i claim my tax back?

TaxFix - Friday, November 5th, 2010

Barry: It depends on your residency. You can contact one of our agents who can assess your claim based on your circumstances.

Gui - Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Hi,
Can I come back to UK to work again if I have claimed all my taxes?

Bow - Sunday, November 7th, 2010

I just claim tax refund because I thought to come back my home town for good. However after 2 months I decided to go back UK again. Is there any problem when I am at immigration? Now I got post study visa which is will be expired next year.

pinky - Sunday, November 7th, 2010

I just claimed tax back because I thought to come back my home town for good. However after 2 months i decided to go back UK again. now I got post study visa will be expired nex month. Will I get any problem at immigration?

Im so worried.

TaxFix - Monday, November 8th, 2010

Gui: Claiming a tax rebate does not affect your eligibility to come back and work in the UK.

TaxFix - Monday, November 8th, 2010

Bow: Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to come back to the UK.

TaxFix - Monday, November 8th, 2010

pinky: You should be fine, claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to come back to the UK. If you start working again you may need to pay tax as your refund was based on you not working in the UK for the rest of the tax year.

Sarah - Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Hi,
Can we only claim tax for a year we are leaving country or can we calim tax for all last yaers we have worked.
As I have been in UK for last 3 yaers so would I be able to claim tax for all three yaers or not

TaxFix - Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Sarah: You can claim for all 3 years but usually the refund is only due for the final year, we can still check those other years though.

Pete - Friday, November 19th, 2010

I have just purchased a video camera from hdew cameras for £1029 and I am heading back to Australia on 30th November. They are supplying me with a vat tax invoice and I am wondering if this is enough to get the 17.5% vat back on my purchase.
please let me know as this is important to me.

pranav - Friday, November 19th, 2010

Hay taxfit i sent form to your address long time ago. Can you please check and let me know if you have received that or not.. thats in my name pranav joshi. thnaks.

Maria78 - Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Hi, I started working a few weeks ago in the UK. I had never worked in the UK before so I had to apply for a NIN, which I still have to receive by post. On my P46 my employer gave me before starting my new job I ticked following statement:

Statement B: This is now my only job, but since last 6 April I have had another job, or have received taxable Jobseeker’s Allowance or Incapacity Benefit. I do not receive a state or occupational pension

I think I might have misunderstood the sentence, I had another job in my country for a few months this year, but I had not been working in the UK (I haven’t a P45). So probably the statement I thicked does not correspond to my situation. Might I have been given a wrong tax code for this reason? A few colleagues told me that this month I have earned less than what I should expect because of this mistake. How can I fix it?

TaxFix - Monday, November 22nd, 2010

pranav: You can contact your tax refund manager on 0203 151 2829 or admin@admin.taxfix.co.uk at any time to get an update on your refund.

TaxFix - Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Maria78: At the end of the tax year (5th April 2011), when you know how much you have earned for the year and how much you have paid in tax, you can use our tax rebate calculator to see if you may have paid too much tax and possibly be due a rebate.

LHPH.  - Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I am looking to claim my tax back before I leave the UK. I have been working here for less than a year. I have been taxed at about 40% for the whole year. Will I get the tax back on my first £10,000 and will I get tax back for the other as I haven’t worked a full tax year?

Anas  - Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

what if i decided to come back to the uk eventually?

TaxFix - Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

LHPH: Yes, if you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim by applying here . The amount of your rebate depends upon how much you have earned and how much you paid in tax during each tax year (April 6th until April 5th of the following year). You can check to see if you are due a rebate by using our tax rebate calculator here

Edmond - Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Hi,

I’ve worked 7 months of the tax year in the UK and now left the UK for good. Can I claim back all the income tax? Is there a clause that would make me a non resident to be able to do that?

Much appreciated,

Edmond

TaxFix - Friday, November 26th, 2010

Edmond: Anyone who leaves the uk can claim a tax rebate. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim by applying here . You may not be able to claim all the tax you have paid, it all depends on how much you have earned and how much you paid in tax during each tax year (April 6th until April 5th of the following year). You can check to see if you are due a rebate by using our tax rebate calculator here

Antony - Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I was working in UK from 2002 to 2005 mid, will it be possible to get my tax refunds now?
If yes then will the ‘statement of earnings’ be sufficient for claiming Tax refunds

TaxFix - Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Antony: Yes you can still make a claim and yes a statement of earnings is sufficient.

Adam - Monday, December 6th, 2010

I am a study abroad student in the UK. I am from the US and I have been keeping the receipts from everything I have purchases. I was wondering if I could claims the sales taxes i have been charged and how would I go about it.

Hugo Tavares - Friday, December 10th, 2010

I have claim my taxed this financial year because i have left UK but i am thinking to go back. What happens if i have claimed already the taxes? Can i pay it back or is there another option?

graham  - Friday, December 17th, 2010

i work for a uk oi company on a danish oil installation.can i claim my danish tax back .

Aaron - Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I am in the forces and currently serving in afganistan. I have the option to not take R&R and work here for 6 and half months, 05/09/2010-20/032011. would i be able to claim tax back?

Anthony - Friday, December 24th, 2010

I am a foreign worker and started working since May 2009 (full-time),….and planning to leave the country this coming January 2011,……If i dont have any tax overpayment,…there is no possiblity to claim all the tax i paid?….

TaxFix - Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Anthony: If there is no overpayment of tax, then there will be not tax rebate to claim but usually if you leave the UK you will not have recieved your full tax free allowance and can therefore make a claim.

annette - Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

what if you left the uk 4 yrs ago and didnt claim any tax back?would we still be eligable for anything on returning this yr ?

annette - Thursday, January 6th, 2011

if i left the uk four yrs ago and didnt get a tax fefund… am i eligable for anything on returning in a few months????

TaxFix - Thursday, January 6th, 2011

annette: It depends which tax year you are claiming for. The deadlines for making a claim are here.

Ara - Monday, January 10th, 2011

Hi
I have been in UK as PR holder from 2004-2007, Then moved to other country. I am not planning to return to UK.
Can I claim my Tax which I paid from 2004-2007?

TaxFix - Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Ara: The deadline for making a claim can be viewed here.

Z-man - Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Hi,
I have been working in the UK for 5 years and I am about to leave within about a year.
Would I get more money back if I leave the UK on March 2012 (just before the end of the tax year) than leaving on December?
Thanks

Nusha - Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Hi,

I just remembered that I have not done a tax rebate. I worked in UK since 2001 as a student and also had a fulltime job in the year 2007. I left the country in the year 2008 and now hoping to do a tax rebate. I don’t have any P45 or P60 form with me now.. how can I go about this… can I claim without these forms? Please advice. Thank you in advance your kind reply

Scott Taylor - Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Hi there I am a New Zealander who has worked in the UK on and off since 2000. I’m interested to know what I can claim in tax and NI contributions as I plan to return home later in the year.

takoyaki - Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Hello. I have worked for a firm in the UK from 1 Nov 2008. I’m planning to go back to Japan this Mar or Apr(2011). 1)Do you think the amount I can claim back is different if I’d quite the company before the end of tax year(Apr 2011) and the after the date. 2) Is it right, I cannot claim national insurance because this for future and I” ll leave from the UK soon although I’m still in the UK now?

Iftekharali saiyed - Friday, January 21st, 2011

I m staying in uk since last 4.5 years. For how many years can i claim tax refund.

Gift - Friday, January 21st, 2011

I am leaving the UK permanently on the February month. I worked from June 2009 until April 2010 for my employer. I’ve just went through my P45 and the total pay to date appears to be for only +-3 months of my employment period. Is this correct and what steps would I need to take to claim my income tax and NI?

Thank you

TaxFix - Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Gift: What do you mean the pay is only +- 3 months?

TaxFix - Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Iftekharali saiyed: The deadlines for making a claim can be viewed here.

TaxFix - Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

takoyaki: The amount of the tax refund will depend on how much you earn and how much you pay in tax. You can use our tax calculator to get an estimate. It is correct that you can not claim a national insurance refund if you are about to leave the UK.

Z-man - Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Hi,
I have been working in the UK for 5 years and I am about to leave within about a year.
Would I get more money back if I leave the UK on March 2012 (just before the end of the tax year) than leaving on December?
Thanks

TaxFix - Friday, January 28th, 2011

Z-man: It all depends on how much you earn and how much you pay in tax during the tax year in which you leave the UK. You would probably get more back if you left in December as you would not have recieved as much of your personal allowance.

ezra8155 - Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

in the tax year of 09/10, I do have overpaid tax, because I have to leave uk unexpectedly in December 2009. But now I come back again in Janary 2011. Can I claim tax rebate on the ground of overpaid tax for 09/10 rather than claim because of leaving the UK permanantly since it is not certain when i am leaving UK this time? Also is national insurance contribution recoverable? if so, can it be done at the same time? thanks

Smith - Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Hi, I have a P60 form and in the section “Pay and income Tax Details” -> “in this employment sub” heading, the Pay shows as 6392 and Tax deducted shows as 164.72 for the year 2004 to 2005. Does this mean that i dont have any tax refund as the tax rebate calculator shows 0.

Antony - Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Hi, I got my P60 form from my previous employer for 2004 to 2005. But my previous years p60 are not maintained by them. Is it not possible to get it for the previous 2 years if the company is not maintaining ?

sonya s - Friday, February 4th, 2011

Hi,
I left UK in november 2010 and claimed my tax back for and got it back.Can I still return to UK?
Thank you

sitki - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Hi,I work here in uk for 3 years as an associate dentist, that means I have an employer, but taxwise I am like selfemployed. I would like to go back to my home country germany. I do have good income and I pay high tax. Can you tell me how it works and how much can I claim and take back with me? For example if i say I paid 20k per year how much will I be able to get back?

NAGARAJ SETTU  - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

i worked in uk for 4 years 9months and now i left the country i am living in india now can i claim my tax back?

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

NAGARAJ SETTU: Yes, as you have left the UK you can make a claim for a tax rebate. Do you have your P45? If so you can apply here.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

sitki: If you are self employed you will need to complete a tax return. The amount of any tax refund due will depend on how much you have paid in tax and how much you have earned in each year.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

sonya s: Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to come to the UK.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Smith: It looks like you didnt overpay tax.

ezra8155 - Thursday, February 10th, 2011

can you please help answer questions below, thanks in advance.

ezra8155 – Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

in the tax year of 09/10, I do have overpaid tax, because I have to leave uk unexpectedly in December 2009. But now I come back again in Janary 2011. Can I claim tax rebate on the ground of overpaid tax for 09/10 rather than claim because of leaving the UK permanantly since it is not certain when i am leaving UK this time? Also is national insurance contribution recoverable? if so, can it be done at the same time? thanks

Deepak - Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Hi I m an Indian national and I am working in the UK for past 5 years on a HSMP / TIER 1 VISA. I am planing to go back to India for good. I have checked with HMRC and I haven’t overpaid my tax on previous years..
Can I claim my tax money which I paid during past years.

Giuseppina - Friday, February 11th, 2011

I have been living and working in the UK for 25 months. Now my contract ends and I am leaving the UK to come back to Italy. However, I might work part-time remotely for the UK. Can I claim taxes and NI contributions back? I won’t benefit of any NI service as I will be living in Italy.

Thank You

anand - Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I worked in UK for about a year and half. I believe I claimed tax back only once. I left UK in 2003. I did not apply for my NI contributions when I left.

Can I claim my NI contributions now? If I can How do I go about that? (12 Feb 01)

shon. - Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Hi, Would like to know I have got some probs in my own country and because of that have to leave u.k asap. I dont want resign from the job as might be I am comming back. So in this case I am not able to get P45 but it depends upon the circumstances in my country may be not able to come back.

So how can I claim my tex back ?

Thanks

Tom - Monday, February 14th, 2011

I have a UK working visa till March 2nd 2011. I know that I can claim the NI back whilst I am still in residence, but how quick is the process because I have not yet finished working and do not have a P45. Also, I have had three employers since being here and have never received a P45 from the previous employers. How do I get hold of this from them? Thank you

Tom - Monday, February 14th, 2011

Also another question. Can I claim the NI from 2009-2010 period, or is it too late for previous years?

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Tom: We are not currently offering an NI refund service. You can still claim a tax refund however when you leave the UK. If you need a replacement P45, you can write to your old employers and ask for a ‘statement of earnings’ on company headed paper.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

ezra8155: Yes you can still make a claim for 2009/2010. You are not making a claim because you overpaid because you did not work a full tax year. NI refund is not recoverable.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Deepak: You may not have overpaid tax in previous years but you usually overpay in the year that you leave the UK. So when you finish working and you have your P45 you can then make a claim for that year.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

shon: If you think you will come back before the end of the tax year (April 5th) then you can not claim a tax rebate until April 5th. If you are not coming to come back and work before April 5th you can claim a tax rebate by applying here.

MiklsHaray - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Dear Madame/Sir
My friend will leave the country at the next month. We need any advisory about that when she has any tax return, can she coming back later to the UK (in 2012)?

Stefanie - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Hello
I will leave my company at beginning of March, and then go abroad permanently. My company will pay me some money at end of April.
When I leave my company, it will give me P45 but it belongs to the 2010-2011 tax year.Is it valid to claim tax back for the money I got in April (belongs to 2011-2012)?
For my situation, what else docs do you need to claim my tax?
Thanks

Please answer if any know, Saif - Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Thank you very much this is a useful website,

Can I get my tax back from my first job in UK, and TAX code was BR thanks you again.

Dave Smith - Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I have been a UK tax paying resident all my life but i am planning to leave the UK for 3 years and live in Middle East (tax free). I will be in the country less that 90 days per year but my family will remain in the UK whilst i’m away. If i’m not paying tax in the UK how will this affect my families rights to state benefits (healthcare etc) and also is it complicated to re-enter the UK tax system when i come back?

Anthea Williams - Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Hi,
I’m looking to claim back my National Insurence as well as tax. I’ve been working in the Uk for just under 4 years and am about to return to Sydney. Is this possible?
Ax

Anthea  - Thursday, February 17th, 2011

What’s the difference between claiming for Tax paid and claiming National Insurance?

an12 - Monday, February 21st, 2011

hi i would like to know with how long in advance i have to start with the claim ? i would like to returne to my country the end of this year so i would thank the advice.
i live in west sussex area now but i used to live and work for un year in london .so please could you informe me where and what to do ?
many thanks

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

an12: You can make your claim as soon as you have stopped working and been given your P45 form your employer

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Anthea Williams: You can claim your income tax back but not national insurance. When you stop working your company should give you a P45, when you have this you can apply for your tax rebate here.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

MiklsHaray: If you leave the country you can claim a tax rebate. Claiming a tax rebate does not affect your eligibility to come back to the UK.

sampath - Saturday, February 26th, 2011

I plan to leave uk in March 12th 2012 as my foreign training is over.I work as a doctor si nce 12.04.2010 under Tier 2 visa category.
If I apply Tier 1 visa in 2011 & if I get it ,still can I claim tax when I’m leaving in March 2012?
thank you.

Kazza - Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Hiya
I have lived in the UK for nearly 7 years, I am from Australia. I have now quit work after having a baby 2 years ago (stay at home Mum now) Im not planning on leaving the Uk anytime soon (on a spouse visa) am I able to claim tax back from my jobs or do I have to be leaving the country in order to do this? And if so do I have to leave the country for a certain amount of time?
Many thanks

kat - Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hi. i was working in London june 2010 until january 2011. i moved back to Estonia and claimed back my taxes. Now i need to go back there. can i start working again if i arrive in mid april?

nishan - Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

hi….im planning to leave the country soon,i will claim my tax and ni,but will i be able to come back to work?if yes,in how many years

TaxFix - Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

nishan: Claiming a tax refund does not change your eligibility to come back and work in the UK.

Andi - Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I have been working in the UK full time since June 2009 following return from ireland, I am moving to australia permanently in March 2012, can i claim the tax and NI back from years 09/10, 10/11, 11/12??

Brad - Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I am australian and have been working in the UK on and off since April 2010, I am moving to australia permanently in March 2012, can i claim the tax and NI back from years 10/11 and 11/12, at the end of each tax year or only once i am leaving for good??

Binaya - Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I want to know one thing that in my p45 there is written the pay year to date is GBP 12,955 and the the tax year to date is GBP 1420,but in my final pay slip the thepay year to date is GBP 9010.is this correct or I am confused?

Sampath - Monday, March 7th, 2011

Hi, I vave Tier 1 visa for 2 years from 2011,but I’m leaving UK for 1 year in 2012 March hoping to come back 2013 before my visa expires.Can I claim tax when I’m leaving in 2012 March.
thank you.

TaxFix - Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Sampath: If you are leaving the UK and will not come back and work before the end of the tax year you can make a claim. When you get your P45 you can make a claim here.

TaxFix - Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Binaya: Does the P45 include pay/tax from another job?

TaxFix - Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Brad: You can claim any overpayment of tax at the end of each year. If you have worked for a whole tax year you arent usually due a tax refund, but if you leave the UK you will usually be due on as you haven’t worked a full tax year. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim here.

TaxFix - Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Andi: Most people are only due a tax refund in the year they leave the UK. We can also check the other years though.

jan  - Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hello. I have P60 forms April 2009 until 2010 but i dont know how to use the rebaTE calculator, please help

TaxFix - Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

jan: On your P60 it should state how much your income was for the tax year. It should also say how much tax was deducted. Input these two amounts into the tax rebate calculator for the appropriate year, here.

adi - Friday, March 18th, 2011

hello,
am been working in the UK since 2004 (back from university studies) till date
however now planning to head back for good, please advise as to how can i claim my NI paid until now

also would be good to know whether I have to have my tax code or any other details on me

many thanks for your cooperation

Faridah Hussain - Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Hi, I am leaving the UK for good in early May. wWhen can I start to proces the NI and tax claim please

Thusi - Monday, March 28th, 2011

I have been studing in UK for one and hald years and working in UK for another one and half yers. I am willing to leave UK now. In that case, am I entitled for a tax refund and if so what amount please.

pam - Thursday, March 31st, 2011

i sent my p85 form last week to england for tax back and im just wondering how long i have to wait to get it

Peter Ori - Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Dear Sir/Madam,

I worked in the UK with my brother for 10 weeks in the summer of 2010 and now, we would like to apply for a tax refund, but we are not sure how we should start it.
Could you please help us, answering the following questions, giving us instructions?
(1) As far as we know, we need the P45. Can we get it only from our employer or is there any other way to receive one? Is it a problem that we were not given one when we left the UK about half a year ago?
(2) My brother had even two different jobs — one after the other. Does it mean that he needs two different P45, that is, he will have to apply for the tax refund twice?
(3)I was already sent an e-mail from HMRC, letting me know that I am eligible for a tax refund of a certain amount of money, but I did not start to follow the instructions as soon as I received the message and after that, the site was no longer valid. Is it a problem? (I also heard that it must be a fraud since HMRC never sends out messages of such a great significance…)
Thank you for your help in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Ori - Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have some further questions:
Can you also help us claiming back our tax? If so, what should we do and what will you exactly do? How much fee do you charge?

Yours faithfully,

iwo - Thursday, April 7th, 2011

If I leave UK after working here for last the 5 years can I get a tax return for those years with P85? if I will get it how long I must stay outside UK before I come back to work in UK again? can I come back at all? And if during those 5 years I actually had some tax return based on my P60′s am I still entitled to some tax return or not? if not can I still apply for tax return for the last year let say I am leaving few months before tax year ended?
Thank you very much for your help.

iwo - Thursday, April 7th, 2011

If I leave UK after working here for last the 5 years can I get a tax return for those years with P85? if I will get it how long I must stay outside UK before I come back to work in UK again? can I come back at all? And if during those 5 years I actually had some tax return based on my P60′s am I still entitled to some tax return or not? if not can I still apply for tax return for the last year let say I am leaving few months before tax year ended?
Thank you very much for your help.

Simon Co - Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Hi,

I am an Australian working in the UK been here for approximately 6 months now, looking at leaving next month wondering if and how i could arrange to claim my tax and NI back once i leave. Please let me know at your soonest convience on

sunil - Thursday, April 7th, 2011

hi i am leaving uk by the end of this month can i claim national insurance or taxc

Anonymous - Monday, April 11th, 2011

Hello Sir,

I worked in UK for three years (2006-2008), before my working visa expires, I went back to my home country (ASIA) to avoid overstaying and be not considered as an illegal immigrant. I stayed here for about 2 years now. Can I still get a tax rebate?

Thank You!

calzapio - Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I have been working in UK since May2009 and my contract expires next 30th April 2011 (exactly 24months) after which I plan to come back to Spain.

I have just been told that as a foreigner working in UK for less than 2 years I can apply for a tax refund. Is that correct?

Many thanks in advance

TaxFix - Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

calzapio: If you are leaving the UK you can apply for a tax refund regardless if you have worked less than 2 years or more.

TaxFix - Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Anonymous: Yes you can still apply for a tax rebate. When you stopped working you should have been given a P45. Do you still have this?

coralie - Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Hi, I worked in the UK in the same company for 3 years. My last day of work was on 25th March 2011 and i have now left the UK for good. I am waiting for my P45. Would i be able to claim for this tax year are we are already middle of april?
Thanks

Ashveeni  - Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I am leaving the UK permanently in June 2011 am i eligible for national insuarance tax rebate ?

Thanks

TaxFix - Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

coralie: As you stopped working in March you wouldn’t have any earnings for the current tax year. Your tax refund would probably be for the previous tax year.

Hitch - Friday, April 29th, 2011

Hello

I am British I have a job offer which rquires me to go abroad and work. I will leave the country on 1st of septermber and my contract will finish in april 2013. I am aware of rule that if i go and work full time abroad and not spend more than 90 days on avrage in a full financial year in the UK i will become non resident for that finincial year (06 April 2012 to 05April 2013) and pay no tax to UK goverment all I want to know is that what about the period between 1st Sep 2011 and 06 April 2012 do i have to pay tax for that period or that will count as non resident too? I have been working for the current company since 2007 and I will stop working for my them to get this new job.
Thank you in advance for the help.

joanne - Saturday, April 30th, 2011

hi i am leaving the united kingdom permanantly and wish to claim tax back for the previous tax year a i havent paid any tax in the current tax year as i finished work on the 31st march ! Is it possible to do this or can you only claim tax when leaving the united kingdom for the current tax year , because i finished work officially in march but recieved my final pay at the end of april in the next tax year ? How do i go about this ?

Uttam - Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Hi i am from Nepal and married with British citizen women she was died 2009 is there any insurance or tax return system to me.

Janos Kovacs - Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Hi!
Can I go back to UK to work if I claimed back my tax before?

Pedro - Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Hi, been working in the U.K. for 6 and a half years and I’m leaving by the end of this year. Planning to claim back as much as I can from my taxes. Would this affect any pensions I might be entitled, I mean government pension? Would it affect my return to the U.K. in the future?

reboy - Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I’ve been working since 2002 until 2010 of october is there any possibility that I can get my NI or any tax refund and contribution due to me because Im leaving the U.K. for good this coming June 2011, at the moment I would like to wait this refund so that I can buy a plane ticket to go home. I earned every year about 29,000 before I lost my job,now I just want know how much refund or rebate can I take,I have all my P60 and P45.

craz - Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I am already out of uk permanently. I want to collect my tax refund. Is it possible

sid - Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

hi i am leaving uk for good and my question is i worked in 2 companies for 2 months(nov and dec 2010)
after that i left one job and continued the other up to april 2011.total payment i got from my first employment is 4325.00 pounds and total tax i paid is 191.00 pounds in the second employment i got total salary is 1912.00 and tax i paid is 382.00 up to end of 2010-11 can i get tax refund and what is the process please explain thank you

soundar - Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

hi,

I was working in UK for the period Oct 2008 to Oct 2010. I was paying NI contribusion from Apr 2009, till I leave the country. Since I have permanently left the country, if there anyway yo calim back my NI contribusion

Thanks with regards,
Soundar

Jenny - Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Hello,

I have been teaching abroad in Portugal from September 2010-February 2011. I have now returned to the UK, after only being abroad for a short amount of time. I was taxed by my employers (I had to register at the tax office there) but now I am back how do I recieve a p45 from the employers for my next job?

If I was registered with a tax office there and I only worked for 5-6 months, was I also taxed in the UK?

helen - Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

i have owrked in the uk for 6 years and left in 2007. can i still claim ym tax rebate?

helen - Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

i left uk without having claimed my tax rebate and i lost my p60 and p45 copies, can i still claim?

Mark - Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I work abroad for 10 months per year, and paid by a uk company into a uk bank account, I pay in country tax whilst I’m abroad through my work. Am I still entitled to claim back my tax.

neco - Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hi,
can we use payslips as proof to claim tax return when we are leaving the UK?

thanks

neco - Monday, May 23rd, 2011

to claim tax return do we need to get p45 from only last employer or should we enclose the other p45 documents for previous employments?

thanks

Ju - Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Hi,

I just would like to know if your service is free of charges??
thanks for your answer

Kaelee Ivone - Friday, May 27th, 2011

Hi I am an australian citizen and came over to the UK on March 25th 2010, on a youth mobility visa. I started working for a company in may, and I have recently just finished working for them on the 20th of May this year, iv been getting taxed 25% from each wage i received. I am flying back to Australia on the 31st of june. I am just waiting for the company to give me my p45 and my p60. I was just wondering whether i can claim my tax back from the last financial year?? and how much percentage your company takes out of the tax refund

babu - Sunday, May 29th, 2011

hi
i am a indian came here on 2003 from then I am working part/full time. i am planning to leave UK for good reason. can i get my tax back? if yes for how many years i can claim for? and how long it took after my termination of present job?.

Mike E - Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

I live in South Africa and travel to work offshore in the North Sea, I am on a 2 on 3 off rota. Can I claim back taxes paid?

kamel - Monday, June 13th, 2011

do they take the money, which they paid for housing benefit.

kamel - Monday, June 13th, 2011

do they calculate the housing benefit?

nish - Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

hi
i am on a psw visa and working my visa expires in jan 2012 if i want to claim my income tax and ni . as i m in this country for past 3 yrs how will my refund calculated.

thanks

Raghav - Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

HI,
I am an India citizen living in UK on a work permit.
Can I claim all my NI contributions I have made over the years while working in the UK, I am leaving the UK and intend not to retun in future?

Kaelee Ivone - Friday, June 17th, 2011

I have recently just left the UK, therefore finished working there. Before i left i got in touch with your company and they sent me an email with details. I have written back to the email account that was given, as I had a few questions. This was done twice as I received no reply for the first email or the second. How can I send my information to your company if you are unable to reply to my emails with the amswers to my questions???

kamel - Friday, June 17th, 2011

i paid £7000.00 tax the last 6 years, how much will i get,if i apply for tax rebate, how long i will not be able to work in the uk.

anusha - Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

hi there,
i am a mauritian living in uk for 6 years. am leaving the country on the 13 of july 2011. unfortunately i have lost a few of my p60s. Is there any way for me to claim my taxes.
Thanking you in advance!

agripa  - Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

hi , i been working in england for 5 years without a national inssurance number sometimes i used my date of birth as temporary number and sometimes i used just a number that i greated myself to stop the company asking me for the national inssurance number i have paid tax and inssurance all the years i worked and i have the p60 for each year worked here i am leaving england for good , can i claim my tax back knowing that i didnt use a proper national inssurane number , thanks

Chris - Friday, June 24th, 2011

I have contributed my NI on my first job with my Temporary NI number for the tax year 2001, 2002 & 2003. I have my P60s and payslips to prove my contributions. I got my full NI number in 2003, and started using it since then. Yet I am not sure how & whom do I request to update my NI contribution record so that I dont miss out on my full state pension in 30 years time. If I dont manage to link my NI contributions I will have to work 3 more years for no fault of mine, before I can get my full pension. Please advioe/help.

Imeon22 - Monday, June 27th, 2011

Hello there,I will be leaving the UK in september,to go back to my country.Until I find a job in Hungary I want to apply for a Jobseekers Allowance.I was told that I will have to fill out a form here in order to get the money in Hungary.Is that right?And If this is your area too can you please tell me what forms do I need I order to apply for Jobseekers Allowance in Hungary.Thank you very much for your time and help!Kind Regards

7 - Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Hello, I use to work in UK for about a year as a student and i have P45, but i left. what kind of ways i can claim my tax back for exammple by calling them? or i dont know writting a letter?
and another question will i get my money in cash or through my debit card? Thank you!

Leo - Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I have worked in UK as self employed for 5 years.Now I’m planning to go back to my european country.I would like to know what shall happen to the contributions paid here to HM Revenue, can they be added to the future contributions that I will pay in the new country for my very far pension? Thanks

Dennis Meredith - Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Hi I worked in the UK for 2 companies between 1994 and 1998 and never claimed my tax back can i stilldo it and how?

khalid - Friday, July 1st, 2011

Hi,
i intend to leave UK in 2 months time, i need to know while i am still working can i get the tax rebate for a previous job? i have got the p60. thanks in advance for help. if any one could plz email me,

edgars - Friday, July 1st, 2011

i working in uk 7 years but now thinking leave uk four good and comeback home latvia..what can i get back tax or something els?????

mariebeth venancio - Monday, July 4th, 2011

hello. i just finished working in the uk last Dec.2010 so i wasn’t able to finish paying tax until April 2011. can i still get a tax claim even if i didn’t finish the all year payement of tax?

Agnes Grexa - Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I have lived here and paid NI for a few months. I am now going back to Hungary, and would need a certificate about the contributions. I have been an au-pair with a family. How do I get around this to make sure in Hungary I can receive treatment?
thanks

fab - Friday, July 8th, 2011

Hi I was working in the UK between 2007 and 2009. Now Im in my country and I not planning to go back to UK. Can I claim the income taxes and NI from my country????
Thank you very much for your help

jenny - Monday, July 11th, 2011

can i claim all my national insurance back when i leave to uk to go back to south africa

tax return - Monday, July 11th, 2011

hi there im applying for tax leaving UK in october last year but until today i didnt get the answer,please help me to cek again.

Jermaine - Friday, July 15th, 2011

hi I worked in the uk between 2005 and 2007. My visa expired I then returned in 2009 am I still legible to claim for the tax for that period. I am living here permanently now. I don’t have my old p45s and p60.

ukinusa - Monday, July 18th, 2011

Evening. I left the UK in 2007 for a holiday. I ended up meeting someone, and have now resided in the USA for 4 years. As I paid my NI for years, and will likely not claim a pension,(I’m 32) am I able to claim, or settle for anything I have paid over the years in NI fees that have contributed to said goverment pension?

sct - Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Hi i have been working in Uk for past three years. i left the country in April 2011. do i have to make separate claims for years 2010-11 and 2011-12. Thanks in advance

Antonio - Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Hi, im about to leave the country for good after been working for around 5 years and im thinking about a tax refund. Is it true that i wont be able to come back/work if i change my mind and want to come back to the UK to work?
thanks in advance for your time
Antonio

TaxFix - Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Antonio: Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to come back to the UK.

Prashin - Friday, August 12th, 2011

I have worked in UK during march 2006 till Novemember 2006. I have paid Tax & NI of around 600 GBP every month. my salary was 3000 GBP /month. I recently came to know it is possible to claim the tax back. Can I claim the tax refund and what will be the process. Thank you.

Robin storie - Sunday, August 14th, 2011

I have lived and worked abroad for the past 8 years .

I have not spent any longer than 90 days each tax year in the Uk .

Can i claim VAT back that i have spent ??

regards
R Storie

Mam - Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

hi, i am an international student and i plan to leave the uk in another 1 month. can i claim my tax before i leave within that 1 months time. can i directly approach HM revenue and customs office and claim my tax on spot. Thanks

Imtiyaz - Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Hi Dear,
I used to work from 2007 to begning 2009 in London, When I left the Job I was not knowing that I can claim my tax/NI tax back….I want to know how I can claim my tax or any other due payment back as I have left england in 2009…is there anyway else that I can claim from India.

veronique luckett - Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I have been living in england for 114 years and worked . i have a national insurance number. what do i need to do when back to france for having the insurance number french way

veronique luckett - Thursday, August 18th, 2011

when going back to france aftre 14 years what is the papers i need to shaw in france to get the french security number

Camilo Prada - Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Hello, my name is Camilo, I left UK the last november and I applied to get my taxes back before leaving, I was told that I would receive the amount of money in the next 2 or 3 months directly into my UK account bank. Its been 9 months actually I havent received nothing, What can I do about that? thanks for any reply.

kamiloprada@hotmail.com

Marc - Monday, August 22nd, 2011

My Parents were in the UK for a holiday and came back today (22/08/11) They purchased something for me but were not sent a tax claim form from the Shop. Can she still claim the tax now that she has left?

maddie - Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

hi,
I worked in the UK for tax period 09/10. I did not receive a p45 or 60 from my employer. The business shut down unexpectedly while I was working there and I think they are back in business now. I have contacted the business numerous times to ask for a statement of earnings to which I am given new lies as to why they cant send it to me. I currently reside back in Australia and so it is extremely difficult to constantly ask them for it or go in and get it myself. Is there someone else I can contact who can force them to send me one, or who can get the SE for me? Also, am I still able to claim a tax back if I live in Australia? I still possess a british bank account and hold a British passport. Thank you in advance for your help!!!
Maddie

amc  - Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I was a self-employed care worker from May 2009 until November 2011. I have submitted my tax formshave received a SA302 Self-Assessment Tax Calculation asking me to pay 2157 pounds. I left the UK for 6 weeks in Dec-Feb 2009-2010 and understand this could influence my tax calculation.
I would appreciate any advice/assistance.
Thank you
amc

felipe - Friday, August 26th, 2011

what happend is they say you have an underpayment tax ? you need to pay , if you are living

Kumar - Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Hi,

I was wrking in UK on Work Permit.I have worked in UK around 17 months .From Sep 2009 to Feb 2011.I left UK in Feb 2011.So please let me know can I cliam back all taxes Which I have paid or only part of that.I have P45 provided by the employer in UK.Hence requesting you to please let me know what are the formalities and how many days it will take to get back the tax.
I have paid around 9000 Pounds as Tax.My Income was 530000 pouns.Please let me know how much I can cliam back.

Thanks
Kumar

Shaun (shaunransom@gmail.com) - Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hi,

I was wondering if you could help clarify a few things for me.

I began my first job after graduating university in November last year with a company which involves lots of sustained periods working abroad.

In December I worked in the Caribbean for 3 months, then had 2 months back in England, and then 5 months working in France.

I’m wondering if I would be entitled to reclaim any tax paid?

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Sam  - Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Hi this is a question on Vat returns if i hold a UK passport but work in the middle east would I be able to claim VAT back? I am looking to buy a watch from the Uk and claim the VAT back on my way back to the middle east is this possible?

gaurav - Thursday, September 1st, 2011

i have already left uk and have got a few p 45 forms with me
i have worked in uk from the year 2003- nov 2010 and have never claimed my tax back
can you please advise me that how can i get a refund
of all my taxes paid in the uk
regards

Des - Friday, September 2nd, 2011

for how long I can’t work in UK?

veronica - Monday, September 5th, 2011

after how many years I can come back to work in england?

Jillian - Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I’ve recently left the UK for good and am beginnning the process of claiming back income tax. I worked in the UK in the UK for a little over a year with 2 employers but I only have the P45 form from 1 employer(I lost the P45 form from the 1st employer). How can I claim taxes back without 1 of the forms? Is there a way to use my NI number to retrieve the information that would be on the P45 form and does this suffice?

Raul - Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Hi, i want to leave the uk for good reasons, but i don’t know where i need to go, to take all my tax in 1 year? so i need help, please

Sunny - Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I am self-employed and planning to move back to Italy. How much of my tax can I claim back?

Claudia Smith - Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I left the UK in January and am still waiting on my tax return, I have received the paper work from H&M revenue stating how much I will get back in June 2011 it is now September and I have heard nothing. I have emailed Tax Fix twice in the last 2 weeks and no one has replied. I am wanting to know when i will receive my money. It shouldn’t take 9 months

pranjal - Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

i had claim my tax back in 2009 but i didn’t get my tax back till date.i just want to know how long it’s nornally takes to get it back.thank you…

Mac Macintyre  - Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Why does the uk pensions service want to know exactly when I left the Uk.. MM

Maria  - Thursday, September 29th, 2011

HI
I was working for 8 years and claimed the taxes back in 2008 when I left uk. Can I gom back to work in the uk again. Thank you very much in advance for your replay

Shoa - Friday, September 30th, 2011

Hi if I claim my tax, but what if I decide to come back to uk can I work again?

faruk - Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

i was woirking for 6 years and now i dont work any more i want to go back in another country how much tax returned can i get?

saurabh - Monday, October 10th, 2011

i m working in london im going back to india for 2 weeks only … I m planning to buy iphone i london so can i get refund of vat paid on iphone in airpot

Bernice - Monday, October 10th, 2011

if i left the UK before my employer recievedmy P45 and the employer has since lost it, where do i go from here? im worried that i will not be abe to claim my tax back! i have a P45 and P60 from a previous employer but the year i wotked after that, that employer has lost my P45 and P60.

Mrs Sneha Shailaja - Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Hi

I left UK in July 2007 and came back in April 2008 due to a family emergency, when I came back I was asked to pay up the council tax of £1400, I could not afford to pay as my husband and I did not have a job when we came back to the UK, so I have been asked to pay in installments, can I claim the money back that I have paid whilst I was away for 9 months

wendle - Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

hi what happens if i leave the country before i get my p 45 can i claim this out of the country

kara - Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

just wondering how long the process takes from claim to money going into my account?

i am leaving from the uk (i have 2 pasports but have been working in uk for 1.5 years) back to australia.

after i lodge the forms what is the turnaround time?

Regards,

Monica - Monday, October 24th, 2011

I’m planning to leave UK for while and want to take my taxes back for all 4 years.
For how long I can not come back to work in UK again??
Thank you

Hana Hrušková - Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Hello,
I am a foreigner, I worked as a cleaner in UK from September 2009 to March 2010. Earned 4200 pounds. Can I write any expenses into the tax report (I owe that to the offices and have to pay 100 pounds for that). How quickly could you do the tax report for me and how much is it if I am from the Czech Republic.

Szilvia Lehoczki - Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Hi. I’m from Hungary, been living in the Uk since 2007. I got a fine in Hungary as they say I haven’t been paying health insurance, they can’t see that I paid it in the UK. What form do I need to fill out to prove that I have been paying national insurance in the UK.
Many thanks and kind regards

Senix - Friday, October 28th, 2011

Hi, I’ve been here for 5months from -June 2011- on a UTR/CIS as self employed, 20% has always been held back from the company’s I have worked for, I’m leaving the country next week and not returning, would it seem likely I could get any tax back? Thanx

quaiz - Friday, October 28th, 2011

hello!
i have my brother who is now in his home country he has worked here from 2004 to 2010 can he claim his tax back. as he is left i dont have any of his p45 forms. Can he or me claim his tax back?

Paula - Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Hi there,
I have been on emergency taxes because I never got the chance to get my NI number. When I got the interview to apply, I was already out of the UK. I have worked there for 8 months, I have my P45 and P60. Can I still claim my taxback without NI number? Thanks!

emmanuel - Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Hello,

I will be leaving the UK in 2 to 3 months, I have been working here for the last 4 but I worked for two companies so I already have my P45 for my previous employer, and I will receive another one from my current employer once my contract is over.

Am I entitled to claim tax back for both of them? If yes, how can I claim them?

Thanks for your help

jide - Monday, October 31st, 2011

I came to the uk on vacation.I ve spent a 1100 pounds shopping,now am going back to africa.how much tax refund ddo I get and what’s the percentage in working it out.

Mariano Borg - Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

I have worked in the UK during the period 1981 to 1987, am i still eligable to request for a tax refund ? if not will i be entiteled to some form of pension when i reach pension age.

Sabine - Monday, November 14th, 2011

I have started working in the UK in April 2011, with the National Insurance . The 15th of October I have left my job (total pay to date £3000) as I have started a full time Master degree at London Business School. I attach copies of the P45 document that has been sent to me by my employer.

I have been advised that the National Insurance paid in these months can be reimbursed as I am a foreigner and I won’t be working in the UK in the future, as I will be returning to my country after the Master degree is completed.

I have already submitted the relevant documentations to the HMRC PAYE and self-assessment for the reimbursement of the income tax paid.

Please inform me on the procedure I need to follow to claim back the amount paid for National Insurance.

Thank you very much for your precious support,

ck - Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Hi,
I am on Tier1 Visa which was issued me on 1 December 2010. I landed here in u.k. in start of March and start my job as software engineer (casual employee) for software company in May 2011, Now i am going back to India forever.

It would be great if you can share some information regarding how can i put an application for refund of my NI contribution.

Kind Regards

JMDL - Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I am a foreigner, and I’ll leave the country good to soon. If I claim for a refound of my taxes, could I work in the UK in case I will decide to come back next year for example?

SERJ17 - Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Hi, I’m leaving the UK for good while I’m on Maternity(SMP) leave. Can I claim my tax back for the last 5 years? I have worked 6 years in the UK. Many thanks for your replay

ashish - Sunday, November 20th, 2011

i havebeen working in uk in asda for 1 year n have paid ni and tax everymonth… so just want to know will i be able to get anything when i leave this country in jan 2013

Ruth - Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Can a UK resident buy an Ipad in UK, claim tax refund at Heathrow airport airport when they depart because it is a gift for an overseas resident? i.e. buy in UK but leave in Dubai.
Thanks

Skies - Saturday, November 26th, 2011

I work in UK from 4 years as full time with a salary of 1400 Pounds and going back definitly to Tunisia, in 4 years I never overpayed my tax, does it mean I will not get anything back ? otherwise how roughly can I get considering the information I provided,
Regards

Bozolan - Monday, November 28th, 2011

Hi then, i would like to know if i will be able to get all the tax back included the NI tax or how its really work? i been working in the UK for more then ten years and i never claim my tax before and now i m leaving for good so how it works how much that i can take back..
many thanks

alan - Sunday, December 4th, 2011

hi, i have just received a tax return in the uk, but i have no bank account over there now as i emigrated to new zealand 5yrs ago.
any ideas how i can still claim my tax return?

Marianne Kirchner - Monday, December 5th, 2011

What happens with the sate pension I payed for over six years in the uK, if I decide to leave permanently?

Marianne - Monday, December 5th, 2011

Can you get money from your state pension after having worked in the UK for over six years? If you decide to leave permanently the UK.

Joan - Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Good morning. I just want to ask about my situation here. Iam planning to go home next year for good, can you tell me when is best month to leave so i can get my whole year tax refund? Thank you

Graham Haldon-Mironov - Thursday, December 8th, 2011

I am a Russian passport holder and want to claim back the VAT when i return to Russia on goods purchased in th UK. I amflying from Manchester via Amsterdam. Where should i submit my form?

Kc Lee - Sunday, December 18th, 2011

I have just left the UK permanently. I know that I can claim back some tax refund for the current tax year but was wondering if I can claim back any NI that was paid during the last 4 years? Thank you.

lily - Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Hi could someone else cash my tax-refund-cheque out ? I am informed that HM revenue sent the tax refund cheque to me long ago, but I have not received it. since I live in sharing house, propably other tenant in my house collected the mail. Now I am wondering that whether that cheque would only be payable to me . if they did not mention my name that cheque and some one else cashed it out, what should I do ?
thank you for your answer.

April Monica Win - Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Hi,

I’ve been in Madrid for the last year and I have also been working there. How can I go about getting my tax back? Thank you

suren - Saturday, December 24th, 2011

hi i am self employed and i am gonna leaving the united kingdom 27 december2011. so i applied for tax return to filled form p85 and i also attached my pay slip with that and i paid allmost pound 2900 tax (april to till deceember 2011).i am afraid that will i able to get my tax back or not. kindly give me advice

Uday - Monday, December 26th, 2011

I have worked in UK on ICT visa from Nov2010 to Aug 2011.
I paid tax amount of £3000.
Can I be eligible for tax rebate & If I am,what will be the amount

jasvinder kaur - Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

i m going to leave uk permanetally i got surgery last year so i went to india but before went to india i was working full timr so they can refund back my tex or not just want to conforme

laura - Friday, January 6th, 2012

hi.i’m romanian and i would like to know if i need to give back my working permit(blue card) when claiming back the taxes if i leave the uk.

Roland - Friday, January 6th, 2012

Hi!
I`m considering leaving the UK for good.
I`ve been working here since 2008.
My question is:
If I send my p45 in april, which is the beginning of the next tax year, would I still get tax back from the previous year, or only the amount I paid in april?
Thank You for your help!

ronnie wilson - Monday, January 9th, 2012

If i have been working since 1990 to 2006 can i claim my tax

ronnie wilson - Monday, January 9th, 2012

If i worked in the uk since 1990 to 2006 can i ge my tax rebite fot the 16 years i worked

Tristan - Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

I work for a UK based company and I live in the UK. I spend over half the year working abroad as a seafarer. But because I work in the drilling trade ,on drilling barges and drilling ships, I can not apply for the seafarers earning deduction. Are there any other ways I claim tax back for working/being outside the UK?

Javed - Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Hi Dear:

I left UK back in 2009(May). Wondering if i can claim any tax and national insurance back. When i left UK i was working. I decided to resign few months after i left UK. If You need any further information please let me know

sam - Thursday, January 12th, 2012

why do i have to pay income tax?

Saikarun - Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Hi
I have worked as a permanent employers only for 88days in the UK. My salary though got the tax deducted.
I am leaving now to my homeland for Good.
Can I claim tax for leaving the UK as well as
for having only partly worked and not the full year?
Can I also claim NI insurance tax?

-Thanks & Regards,
Saikarun.B

deppak - Friday, January 27th, 2012

Hi there,
Im was a student from september 2010 till november 2011 and was also working for Sainsburys from oct 2009 till 22nd january 2012. Now im leaving country by the end of this month(january). Am i eligible to get tax refund and NI refund? If so, can i do this process from my home country itself? Any suggestions?

mac - Sunday, January 29th, 2012

kindly tell me the procedure to get tax refund.how much time it will take to get tax refund?

Superdooper - Friday, February 3rd, 2012

I have moved abroad but the UK tax office claim I now owe them a large sum for incorrectly filing my last tax return (the tax was correctly paid, I just didn’t fill out the form correctly) before I left the UK. I’m fuming as this is a blatant money grab, and am disputing this but I wondered if I did nothing, and left it, how long could they pursue me for it? Is there a statute of limitations for tax payments/penalties? I don’t want to do anything illegal but I was just wondering….

Claire - Monday, February 13th, 2012

Hi,

I left the UK July 2010 to go travelling for a year. As I have only worked half way through the tax year am I eligible to claim my tax back for 3 -4 months I worked in UK before leaving?

Also when I left I did not receive my P45, can ido this without my P45 or will I be able to receive this else where?

Many Thanks,

Claire

annette dewey - Thursday, February 16th, 2012

would i be entitled to a tax rebate i worked in norway from october 2009 to august 2010

Sooky - Thursday, February 16th, 2012

my colleague already file my form and my p45 last december 2011 i think 3rd week of december.and i address my cheque in my colleague until now she didn’t erceive anything from hmrc.how long it process before she receive my rebate?tnx

wissam el taki - Friday, February 17th, 2012

i have been here in the united states of america for 4 month and 2 weeks and i have bought many things and i paid taxes in those things so can i get my taxes back when i leave to my country?? how and where??

MCon - Friday, February 17th, 2012

Hey there,
My Mum worked and paid the appropriate contributions in northern ireland for approximatly 10 yrs 1970 – 1980 she then gave up the job to care for us! now that she has reached 60 is she entitled to some form of pension form the north on these contributions?? she has always resided in southern ireland.

Thanking you inadvance

Tanatsa - Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Hi,

I have been working in the UK since October 2006. I am hoping to move back home (Zimbabwe) either at the end of 2012 or early 2013.

I have always paid tax and understand that I can’t reclaim my National Insurance but as I will not be drawing a pension nor have I had access to benefits cannot I not claim my taxes back, those that I have paid over the years?

Please confirm if this is an option and how much your services would be for this.

Thank you

Paul G - Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Hi,

Ileft the UK to work in Africa last October. Im on a 6 weeks in Africa 2 weeks at home rotation. I understand there is a 90 day rule about paying tax. My problam is i spent from the 23rd of Jan 2012 to the 17th Feb at home due to a medical mixup. Does my time in the UK count this year (before April the 6th 2012) or do i not worry?
Please help, i cant seem to get a straight answer.

Paul

T Chenna - Monday, February 27th, 2012

Hi, I am visiting UK on work visa which is only for 1 month. In UK I will work as a contractor.

I am coming from India, so there is no double taxation treaty in place.

Therefore, do I have to pay UK tax for the month?

If so, can you please guide me process! Thank you

Richard - Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

My wife and I are being seconded by a British to Shanghai for a minimum period of 1 year possibly two and want to know if we have to pay tax in the UK whilst abroad , if this is the case this would mean we have to pay tax in the UK and China ????

Neil R - Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I am UK citizen and have been living abroad for 10 years. If I make some purchaese when I visit the UK can I claim back VAT when I leave the country?

Brokenheart - Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Hi i have been working in uk 12 years in same company some reason i like to go my home country permanently can i claim all 12 years tax and national insurance pls reply many thanks..

Harley - Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Hi,

I was an exchange student at INTO Manchester program in 2010, am I qualified to apply for tax return?

Bill - Monday, March 12th, 2012

I used to work in UK more than 22 years ago before coming back to Zimbabwe. I am Zimbabwean. I am now 65 years old. How do I claim my pension. If you can help me with the e-mail address

Catherine - Monday, March 12th, 2012

i will be leaving the uk for a period of two months to go back to my home country. I will be coming back on a different visa. Can I apply for a tax refund, or will this effect my new visa.? Thanks

M.K. - Monday, March 12th, 2012

hi, I would like to ask if I could claim back tax, that I am going back home to my country Latvia for good, and I have worked in U.K. for almost 3 years, and have a gross income of average of £20,000.00 for working plenty of hours, I am been paid on a average pay of £6.09. How much could I claim back on the tax I paid? I have paid at least £2700.00 for the year. My resignation is effective on first week of May, when is the earliest day I could claim for it? how long would it take? And can I ask my employer to give me the P45 immediately? so I could then claim back tax?

Linda - Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Hi I am leaving the UK on 16April to go travelling for an indefinite period. I will be finishing work on the 30th March however I am due approx 30days of holiday pay that I have accumulated over the last 4years. My employer has said this will all be paid to me in one lump sum on my last day. i.e. I would be paid my normal monthly pay plus an additional 30days of pay. However I wondered if they could pay me my additional holiday pay in April i.e. take it that I am finishing work 30working days after the 30th March and pay me as normal until my holidays run out and say this is my last day of work as such would this mean that I am then not taxed on the holiday pay as it is in a new tax year and would be below the tax free allowance for the year as I will not be earning in the country again that year. I assume if the holiday pay gets paid to me in March it will be in the previous tax year and I will get taxed the normal rate on it?

simon - Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

could i claim tax back from 2001

pinky - Thursday, March 15th, 2012

i have apllied for tax refund on behalf of my friend who left the ukk in 2008. he sent me p85,p60 and p45. but now its 3 months the hmrc did not reply what can i do now

Tax back when leaving the UK - Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Hi

I have been working in the UK for about 1 and a half years (with the same employer) and I wiull be moving back to Australia for good in June.

I would like to know if it is possible to claim back all of my tax for the past year and a half when I leave??

Many thanks
Steve

Ha3 - Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Hi,
What happens if i applied for a tax refund but i consider coming back in the uk after a couple of months?

rita - Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Hello, if I get leave the UK to move back to Spain and get a tax refund, would I be able to come back to work to the UK at all?

Gaurang - Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Hi, I have been in UK since Sept 2005 and have had various part time and full time jobs. I have paid taxes and NI all these years. Am I entitled to any NI back? I know that I have paid teh right amount of taxes so not due anything back but what about NI of around £10k that I paid all tehse years? Can you please advise?

Albi - Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Hello there,

I am french. I have been working in uk for 14 year, now I am back to France.My employer said they sent me my p45 but I never received it! Is the stament of earning of my employer is enought? Can I get all my taxes back from all of this years as I did not know that I could have taxes back before I left from France? Also,I need the p45 for pole emploi,(job seeker in france).Is the stament of earning will do what p45 sould have done?
Thank you for your time and attention.

Patricia Collopy - Friday, March 30th, 2012

Hi I wonder if you can help me, I worked in the UK between 2000 and 2004, I moved back home to Ireland and I am wondering if I am entitled to any tax back?? unfortunately I do not have a record of my social security number. I lived in Shadwell and Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire. My date of birth is 30/10/1966
look forward to hearing from you.
Regards,
Patricia

jannie - Friday, March 30th, 2012

I might be leaving the country soon. Can I claim the tax rebate using P60? or do i need to get my P45? thanks a lot.

viv - Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Hi, I left the UK 3rd of March and not coming back to the UK I have applied for the tax refund coz im not coming back to the UK but they sent me a letter saying that i have a tn underpaid tax, how come when my employer paid my taxes all the time? and Im not coming back into the UK i thougt I could get my tax back?thank you

Dushyanth - Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I havent received my P45 from my previous employer yet. I am not doing any jobs in the future too. I am leaving the country soon. I have worked for staffline group sheffield.

Kim - Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Hi
I’m an Australian on a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa in the UK(2 years). I am working for an Agency and I’m on a gross wage of 370 per week. I receive approx 280 net per week however other friends I have with the same Agency (and on the exact same pay) receive 340 net per week. The Agency can’t explain the difference. Why am I taking home less each week?
Thanks heaps

Anica - Monday, April 9th, 2012

Hello

I’m working in the UK since December last year but will leave the country end of April.
I didn’t apply for a nin yet but have a temporary one.
Can I claim my tax back even if I don’t have a proper nin yet?
…would be great.

Thanks for your help!

MW - Sunday, April 15th, 2012

I am leaving the UK next week and wondered if it is possible to claim NI contributions before I leave? Is it just contributions for the last year or for every year I have been working and paying contributions in the UK?

Romeo - Monday, April 16th, 2012

Hi I am Chilean person who live in Germany ( whit residency), but works for an OFFSHORE oil company in UK sector ( UK waters), I am working 2weeks on a 3 weeks off , so I am in year no more than 25 days in UK … I been working from 2004 and I left UK in 2005 . Can I claim all the income taxes .. Many Thanks in advance for your reply.

Darius Bautista - Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

i’ve already been out of the UK for the past 2yrs and Tax refund is about to expire, as my former roommates found some old may…

I have Cousin’s who are Citizens in the UK, could i send letters and proof of my ids so they may claim on my behalf?…

Or woul dit better for them to send to me and I deposit the cheque in my account now here in the country i am at?…

need answer soon as it expires in less than a months time from this date…

mokondi - Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Can I back to Uk after claiming a tax refund or I should wait some time before doing it? How log should I wait?
Thanks

Andrea M  - Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

After living in the UK for almost 6 years I am thinking to leave the country . I would like to know for hor many years I wont be able to come back to work in UK ?

Anne - Monday, May 7th, 2012

I worked in UK for more that a year, I stopped because of my VISA wont allow me for any working hours any more, my tax had given back to me but how about the NI contributions I paid. Can I still be able to claim even I’m here in Philippines now? I haven’t sorted out this one before I left there because of emergency situation,thanks!

Fausto goncalves - Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Can I claim back 5 years form tax back

Mokondi - Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Can I back to work in the UK after claiming a tax refund?

Deborah Lightfoot - Monday, May 28th, 2012

I have sent in my application to claim back tax for the years that I worked in the UK from 2006 -2012. I have emigrated back to South Africa. Have you received my application and how long does the process take?

Deborah Lightfoot - Monday, May 28th, 2012

I have sent in my application to claim back tax for the years that I worked in the UK from 2006 -2012. I have emigrated back to South Africa. Have you received my application and how long does the process take?

Vanessa - Monday, May 28th, 2012

From the point of submitting my P45 from when i leave work how long till it take to process and for me to my oney as from the time i leave work i will only be in the country for three weeks

David  - Monday, June 18th, 2012

I am going to leave Uk fo good in next few weeks. I wanted to ask if there is any chance to claim national contribution no. 4? Been in this country for 6 yars and in that time I paid something like 8000 pounds.

nathan - Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

If I send to you my original P60 do you send it back to me after use??

Kristy - Friday, June 22nd, 2012

I have been living and working in the UK for 2 years now on a temporary visa. I will be working up to the date of my visa expiry. Is it possible to start the tax claim process before I leave or do I have to stop completely working and start the claim process from another country?

Bianca - Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Hi dear,
I would like to know if you need a P45 for every single year of you want to claim the taxes back or if you need just the last one for all the years you’ve been working in UK?…
Thanks for your help

prasad - Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

i was worked since 2010 to end of 2012 can i claim all the taxes which i belongings to me.

Imran Altaf - Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Hi there,

I been in UK for almost 5 years doing my job there. I left UK 4 months ago, My last 2 years salary was around 56000 (for 2 years) , HMRC has already sent me some tax back which was 1600 for last year and 1100 for this year. my question is do I still have opportunity to claim by tax back while I left UK permanent.

Another think that I am outside UK, can I Email you the filled application form after downloading from your website OR do I need to send by post.

please reply with full details.

Regards
Imran

Mateu - Monday, August 6th, 2012

I´m leaving the country for good in december but there will be not time enough when I finish working as I´m planing to go the right after I´m finished I don´t know if there´s any chance I can mange to get my P45 before I finished working and arrange the claim of my tax back.

DD - Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Hi i have been working in dubai for 8 months and returned to the uk now what do i have to do with my tax code and will i have to pay any money back

Many Thanks
DD

SONJA 222 - Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Hello,
I worked in the Uk from July until Dec. 2011. But I had a unlimited contract.
My contract said 23000Pound/year
I got paid 8196.11Pound and paid tax 642Pound – stated on my P45 doc.
I also got a P11 Doc. which says ‘employee’s contributions due on all earnings above the PT’ 694.56
I left the UK and would like to know if I can claim tax back and the NIC??

Many thanks!

PATEL S - Sunday, August 26th, 2012

i have been doing a job 2010 to 2012 so i paid 2 year tax if i claim for tax so i will get 2 years tax baCK ?

Jay - Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Hi
I sent my P85 and P45 to HMRC for financial yesr 2012-13.
How much time does it take to complete the whole process and refund to get credited to your bank account.

yasir saghir - Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Dear Sir,
from 2004 to 2005 i was in london on as student status, because of some of my family problems i was leave the uk immidiatly so i did not claim my tax.
noe i am in my country as per my home situation i need money, so is that possible can i apply for uk tax claim fr my country and get my money.
plrase need your help
thanks and regards

philippe - Friday, September 7th, 2012

Iam leaving uk for good in 3 wekks. I haven’t got my last p60 but I got the 5 previous one. Can I start to claim or do i have to claim the 6 years together. Thanks ofr your time.

pratik  - Sunday, September 9th, 2012

i am working since 2nd jan 201o and i am going to leave UK in june 2014 so for how many years i get the tax back

Cesar - Monday, September 10th, 2012

Hello,

I´ve worked in UK from 2003 until 2004, can i still ask for a tax refund?

thanks!

Portia - Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I’m a SA citizen.I’ve worked in the UK 2007-2008.How will I be able to check if I qualify to apply for a tax refund.I do not have a P45 or P60 from my previous employers.Can you assist me please?

Ozzy - Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

hello i’ve worked in UK two years ago, and before leaving the country i’ve asked for a tax refound. i can’t remember if it was the p45 or another one, but somebody told me that once you claim the tax back, you can’t work in UK for 3 years, is it true?
thanks

Lara - Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Hey guys,
just left the Uk and wanna claim tax back as i am not going back to live there.
I have my P85 and P45. Do I need the P60 as well?
Or anything else?

Cheers,
Lara

Anony - Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Hi, I lived in Uk since 2008 almost all the time working full time, I moved for good to Spain last July and I claimed the tax refund,I sendt p85 plus p45 and I got only around £900.Honestly I expected more as I have paid lots of taxes during 4 years.I wonder if is there anything else I can do…Thank you very muchny

Foreigner leaving uk - Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Dear Taxfix,
I have been working in the UK for some years where my earning and deduction are as below:

year ending 5 April 2012 earning 19318.36, tax deduction 2367.8 NI deduction 1450.56

Year ending 5 April 2013 earning 13913.76 tax deduction 1159.2 and NI deduction 754.56
(every month my salary is deducted @96.6 and @62.88 tax and NI respectively)

I am leaving this country end of March 2013,
Now, could you please tell how much tax or NI can I claim back from HMRC as a UK leaver?

janet  - Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Hi!! I’m planning to leave the country for one year, I’ve been working since march 2011. In April of this year I stopped work and started getting job sickers allowance, from the 6 of September I stopped, now I have my p45 Im in a emergency tax code which is 810l and the form doesn’t show the total tax to date. Can I get my tax back? If yes what I have to do??

Anna - Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I am originally from Poland, lived in Ireland for 5 years and worked there.I moved to England in January this year.How can I get my tax back?

ibrar tariq - Friday, October 5th, 2012

Hi,
I have resigned from my job and will stop working on 15th of october. My salary per anum is £18000 and i got paid until now = 10300, paid £1190 tax and £750 NI. my questions is how much i will get back? and when will my employer issue me P45. will i get back my NI as well as i am leaving the uk for good. What are your charges to process this thing.
regards

James - Friday, October 5th, 2012

I am leaving the UK for good in a few days and dont have my P45 yet. I will probably get it sent to my home in Australia as I am leaving on short notice. Can I organize the tax return when I get home and get the refund put into an Australian account?

raju - Monday, October 8th, 2012

i have planing leave uk so can i refund my tax claim i got my tax back in my country back

Enrico - Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Hi
If I’ve been living in London for 6 years and I ve always worked how do I claim my all 6 years tax back when I m leaving the country.?

Thanks a lot

Paul - Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Hi, I’m leaving uk for good in next 3 weeks & I will work till friday of 3rd week, therefore how I can claim back my tax? How long u guys take 2 refund tax & do u charge for the service??
Thnx

pratap - Saturday, October 13th, 2012

hi Iam an indian i was worked in uk for 3 months
i have claimed my income taxes and i got my tax returns through my bank accounts, now i am getting letters from hrms regarding late payment 100 pounds and keep on increasing please advise what can i do , is it effet to come back to uk

mub - Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

hi,

i ahve been working full time for 2 years now. i am planning to leave uk for at least 10 years. whta exactly can I claim back? the full 20% i contributed every month? and what would happen if I decide to come back after. also what prove do I need to show I will be living elsewhere.
thanks

Estelle - Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Hi,

I have been working as an intern for a year in UK and I’d like to know if I can claim the income taxes I’ve been paying back?

Thanks very much for your help.

joshua scully - Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

hi im an australian working over here on a teir 2 youth visa do i get all my tax back and how do i do it??

rachid  - Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Hi i havehave been working in uk since 2002 till 2011 i earn like 18000 pounds a year how i can get if i leave uk permanently

Giuseppe Sassi - Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

On query mentioned above “What about tax rebates for previous years?” is mentioned that The longest you can claim is for 6 years in arrears.
I worked in uk from 1993 to 2000, what happens to tax i payed, can i still claim for it or what it will happens to them?
Thank you in advance

TB80 - Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

I am leaving the UK for good after 2 years working. I have been doing locum work so have had 7 different jobs. Do I need all my P45′s to send all just the last one??

Adam - Sunday, November 25th, 2012

I have left the UK on a permanent basis and i wont have been in the country for the 183 days in the tax year. Can i claim all income tax paid back as i wont of been in the country for the qualifying time period. I earnt £29704 whilst in the UK and paid £6822 in tax. I left the UK on September 17th so i was in the country for 164 days roughly less than the 183.

Tomas - Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I have been working in UK for 4 years.I m planning to back to my country next year.Can I apply for tax return for all money I have been paid for last 4 years?

Tomas - Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I have been working in UK for 4 years.I m planning to back to my country next year.Can I apply for tax return for all money I have been paid for last 4 years?

Tomas - Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Hello.I have been working in UK for 4 years.I m planning to back to my country next year.Can I apply for tax return for all money I have been paid for last 4 years?

ademir macedo - Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

my tax back

Ms D - Monday, December 10th, 2012

I’ve been living in the uk for 13 yrs. I plan to leave the uk in August and therefore will stop working in July 2013. How far back can I claim my taxes and ni? And when can I start the procedure to claim please? Thanks a lot. Ms D

Mauro Spanu - Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Hi,
I am about to leave UK, and I’ve been off work for about 5 years.I have my P45 from my last employer (dated 8/2007) and the P60
dated April 2007. Can I claim a tax rebate? And after that what about if I decide to return to UK to work, for example after 2 years?
Thank you in advance
Kind regards

Emmanuelle - Friday, December 28th, 2012

I am french and want to leave the uk, how can I claim back my taxes

zona - Monday, December 31st, 2012

Hello,
I am planning to go back to my country so I need to claim the tax back. However, what if I come back next year,do I have to pay sny fine?
Thanks

Robbo - Sunday, January 6th, 2013

I’m self employed and I’ve not claimed my tax return for the last 7 years but I have now paper work can I still get a rebating?

Atchara - Monday, January 7th, 2013

I’m a bit worried because I left UK almost a year before I left, I already claimed tax back. Few month later I got the letter from HM&Revenue said that I need to pay the tax back around 66 pound. So what should I do then?

Madhu Jyothul - Monday, January 21st, 2013

Hi, My name is madhu, I worked in UK from 27 Aug 2012 to 16 Feb 2013. I am leaving UK after that. Could you please guide me in the documents I have to get from my employer in order to claim my tax back. If so what are the amounts and bills that I would expect to show.

Thanks.

TaxFix - Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Madhu Jyothul: When you finish working your employer should give you a P45. When you have your P45 you can claim your tax rebate here.

Valeria Canoni - Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

I left the UK 3 months ago, after having worked there for 3 years. My first question is, can I claim back only the tax overpayment? How about National Insurance payments?

Also, I have been offered to work as a contractor for a company in the UK from my home country (outside of the EU). Does this influence the amount of tax refund? Do you know if tax is still levied in the UK if I work as a contractor abroad?

Many thanks!

ana ion - Thursday, January 24th, 2013

when do i have to close my financial year?

Max Furu - Thursday, January 24th, 2013

I have worked in the UK for 8 years suddenly i had to leave the UK for family reason, I still have my National Insurance Number and some pay sleep when i use to work in Harrods, can I claim some tax back.

My work employment is back to 2000 and I left in 2008.

Could you please give a honest answer.

I am looking forward to Yours answer.

irfan - Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Hi, I am international student . ijust finished my study. i am doin work part time and do full time in hollidays . my total earning now is £9000 and still march is remaining so its up to limit . so can i get my tax back? i earn £12 per hour. so its high .

TaxFix - Friday, February 22nd, 2013

irfan: How much tax have you paid because of that £9,000 of earnings. If you have paid at the 20% rate you will mostly likely be due a big refund. If you know how much tax you have paid you can check to see how much your refund will be by using our calculator here.

marco - Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

l been working in uk, l start working in 1998 to 2004 , l never claim anything, can l still claim from the time .many thanks

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

marco: Unfortunately the deadline to make a claim for 2004 has passed.

Manuela - Friday, March 1st, 2013

Hi, I’m leaving UK after 7 years, I understand that I can claim over paid income tax for present year, what about the previous years? and also is it possible to claim National Insurance contribution?

thank you

Ahsan - Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

hi, basically i want to leave uk permanently(forever)next year april. i am doing job in uk since 2010 to still now with same company. every year i paid tax about 1200 pound. when i will go back my country, then i will get all my money or not. if i get all money, what date i need apply for that.

TaxFix - Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Ashan: You can apply when you stop working and receive your P60.

Santiago - Thursday, March 21st, 2013

I did not received the P45, it appears to be lost in the mail. However I do have a letter from my employer with all the information included in the P45 and I have all my monthly payment slips. Would I be able to claim tax back without the P45 form?

Thanks
Santiago

Clem - Monday, March 25th, 2013

Hi,I’ve been living and working in the Uk for more than 3 years now. I just got my P45, but its information regarding this financial year. Can I claim tax back from each year? Do I need to send my p60 too?

TaxFix - Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Clem: If you have overpaid tax in those other years you can claim a tax rebate for them. You can apply for your tax rebate here. Please include both your P45 and P60

TaxFix - Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Santiago: If you do not have a P45, you can ask your employer for a statement of earnings on company headed paper. HMRC will accept this as a replacement.

Filippo - Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Good morning, I have got a question about the taxes that i payed between 2006 and 2008 in UK.
I have been working for more than an employer in those two years but i’ve got only the P45 of my last job. Is it enoght for asking the taxes back of the both’s years? I have also got one P60 but the one of the 2007, not the one of the 2008.
thanks a lot!

Fabrice - Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Hi there,
Is it true that when you leave UK and claim a tax refund, then you are not allowed to work in UK for the next 5 years?
Thanks

Yaling - Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Hi
I am leaving UK for good next month. I have got my p45 and filled my p85. I need to post it to HMRC, except p45 and p85. Do I need to post any other documents ,like my passport copy and airplane ticket copy and so on . Thanks so much!

Adam - Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

My Italian friend has worked in england for 3 years and would like to go back to Italy for good in the summer. If she took the tax refund and then decided to return in a years time, what would be the tax implications???

TaxFix - Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Adam: If she returned before the tax year ended (April 5th) she might need to pay some back.

TaxFix - Thursday, April 11th, 2013

You should also include a P91 and any other tax documents that you might have, as well as a cover letter.

Money Sharma - Friday, April 19th, 2013

I came uk as nursing student and completed my studies in 2012 since march 2012 I got Psw and now working in Nhs I going to leave uk I the month of August what should do to get my tax redund while leaving uk permanently which form need to fill,complete and when

Binod Thapa - Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Hi, I am a foreigner and rite now in Nepal, stared to working in UK from sep.2010 to till 2012 sep. my employer paid me as a PAYE and UTR system.I had received my tax money for 2010 in UK, than for the two years I didn’t received yet.I will not back to UK again for few years due to my family reason and my visa also already finished.starting from 201218 may 2012 I started to working as a self- employed (UTR) system. So can I claim my tax back for all the 2 years I worked there. Waiting for your reply, Thank you.

TaxFix - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Money Sharma: If you are leaving the UK you can apply for a tax rebate. You can apply here.

TaxFix - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

No, this is not true. Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to come back and work in the UK

Josef - Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Hi, I am a foreinger and I am working in UK for more than 5 years. I decide to leave the country for good in couple months. I would like to know how much I can earn in gross a year to get all my tax back?

TaxFix - Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Josef: The tax free allowance for the 2013/2014 tax year is £9,449. This means that you can earn £9,449 before you need to pay any tax.

Raquel - Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

I will leave the country for good and im not English.How can I claim my tax back for the 4 years that I ve worked here and how can I know how much I can get?
Thanks

Raquel - Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

So If I ve worked here 4 years and paid the right tax every year,and I want to leave UK for good,I will not receive any tax that I ve paid?Is that?

veritas - Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

NI cannot be claimed back under any circumstances

sam fortes - Monday, June 17th, 2013

Hi there, i left the country about 2 months ago i lived in UK for 5 years,i’ve send the p45 and all the details requested when i left but i haven’t received the money back or any information about it. i can’t reach HMRC by phone and i’ve tried several times . there’s any other way to known if i’m getting my refund??there’s any email or phone number directly for REFUNDS?

Karina - Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Hi,I have a question about tax refund leaving the UK.
If I work in the UK last 3 years,i’m non resident,I will come back to my country,don’t want any pensions or tax credits in the UK,can I claim 70% of my tax back?If no,than,where gone this money?For three years I don’t have any tax credits or medical problems at all.Many thanks.

Andrew - Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

I am a foreigner and started working in the UK from June 2007 to July 2012. I am considering leaving the UK for good on 15 July 2013. Can I claim all the income taxes and NI already paid throughout these periods. Many thanks for your reply.

If you do the job on behalf of me how long it will take to get the final payments in my account from today.

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Andrew: Usually you will only be due a tax rebate for the year in which you leave the UK. We can check other eligible years for you however to see if you are due a tax refund for those years to. When you finish working you should get a P45 from your company. When you have your P45, you can make your claim here: http://taxfix.co.uk/claim

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Karina: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate but not a refund on national insurance. The amount of your rebate will depend on how much you earned and paid in tax. When you stopped working you should have been given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate at the link here: http://taxfix.co.uk/claim

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

sam fortes: Sometimes refunds can take longer then 2 months. If you can not get through on the phone, you can try writing to your local tax office.

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Raquel: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate. You can apply for your tax rebate at the link here: http://taxfix.co.uk/claim