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Claiming Back Income Tax when you Leave UK Permanently

Claiming Back Income Tax when you Leave UK Permanently

In 2008 more then 395,000 people left the UK. Of these, 60% were migrants returning home permanently, while the remaining 40% were expats starting a new life abroad. Here our tax experts answer some frequently asked questions relating to claiming back tax when you leave the UK permanently:

Can I claim back income tax when I leave the UK?
Yes. Everyone that works in the UK is given a tax free allowance. In the tax year 2009/2010 this was £6,475, which is divided between your wages each week or month. If you leave the UK part way through the year, you will not have received your full tax free allowance and as a result should be due a tax refund.

How can I calculate my tax refund?
On your last day of work or shortly after, you should be given a P45 from your employer. On your P45 there will be the amounts you earned and paid in tax during the year. Input these figures into our tax rebate calculator and it will tell you if you are due a tax refund and how much it will be.

When can I claim my tax back?
Once you have stopped working and received your P45, you can then claim your tax refund.

I left the UK permanently 4 years ago, can I still claim?
Yes. You can still make a claim for up to 6 years. After 6 years you lose your eligibility to claim.

I have lost my P45/P60; can I still make a claim?
Yes. If you have lost your P45 or P60 you can still make a claim. You will need to contact your previous employer or employers and ask the payroll department for a ‘statement of earnings’. A statement of earnings is document which can be used as a replacement for a P45 or P60.

How do I claim my tax refund?
You can either make a claim yourself or you can use a tax refund agent such as TaxFix to help you make your claim.

alan - Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

when will the refund take place? straight after i submitted the for and the p45 or at the end of the tax year?

TaxFix - Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Alan: We will process your refund after you have sent us the forms. Refunds usually take between 4-8 weeks to issue.

Jay - Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Hi I left uk to work in singapore permanently at the end of last year (2009),
so I should non resident from the day I leave UK. however a couple of month after I arrived in Singapore, i then recieved the anual bonus payment in UK and in pound. So I’m not sure if i need to pay the uk tax on this or should i pay singapore tax? I know which i would refer :-)

Anonymous - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

hi my name is karen i live abroad now, but i studied and worked in the uk for almost the whole 2009, before i left the country in november i fill the p45 form and hand it in to a hmrc office in london, i left because my visa expired, but it never happened anything, and i have tried to call them but they dont give me clear information they just make me go over and over through the webpage
what can i do?

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Karen: It can be quite difficult sometimes dealing with the Inland Revenue, that is why we offer a tax rebate service where we deal with them on your behalf. Can you find out why they are not issuing your refund, maybe you are missing some document or something? If you would like one of our team to help with your tax refund, please feel free to call on 0800 955 2829 or Email.

John - Friday, June 4th, 2010

what if I get a tax refund on leaving UK for good but I decide to come back later to the UK someday? Will that affect my future in UK in any way?

TaxFix - Friday, June 4th, 2010

John: Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to live or work in the UK. The reason you can claim a tax refund is because everyone that works in the UK is given a tax free allowance each year, if you leave part way through the year, you do not get that full allowance which you are entitled to and so can therefore claim tax back.

Anonymous - Monday, June 7th, 2010

I am a student here in uk with work placement. I’m leaving in next 3 months. As my visa will expire can I apply for any tax refund. I have no plans to come back.

TaxFix - Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Anonymous: If you leave the country you can claim a tax refund. Your employer should give you a P45 when you stop working, when you have this you can claim your tax refund here.

Tere - Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I’m chinese. I worked in uk for 2 years. In this tax year I worked only 3 months then I will go back to China for good. my visa will be expired on Jan 2011. Can I claim tax back? Does it effect my visa if I want to come back UK? (my friend told me that only british can claim tax back when they move to aboard not for non british residence to claim tax back)

TaxFix - Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Tere: It does not matter if you are British or Chinese, everyone that has worked in the UK can make a claim for a tax rebate when they leave the country. Claiming a tax rebate does not affect your visa either. When you finished working you will be given a P45 from your employer, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate by applying here.

Anonymous - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Hi, can I claim my tax back while I am abroad, or do I have to come to UK? I am leaving UK permanently and I would like to go back to my country as soon as I finish working in my job.I’ve been workig in UK for more than 2 years.

TaxFix - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Anonymous: Yes, we can process your claim even if you are abroad, and we can send your refund to your bank account in your home country. When you finish working in the UK, you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim by applying here.

Chris - Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I am an Australia nearing the end of my working holiday visa. I am leaving the UK for good and worked these amounts in the past three tax years:

2008-09 – 5 months
2009-10 – 12 months
2009-11 – 2 months

I have recently sent off my p85 for a rebate for the current tax year but can I also claim a rebate for the other tax years above?

TaxFix - Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Chris: When you receive your tax rebate calculation check to make sure the other years are accounted for, as this should be done with the claim that you made.

TANZILAH - Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Hi I have the intention to leave the uk for good soon where i have lived and worked for the past four years. I understand i can claim back my tax upon receipt of my p45 and this is in cash.
However, i’ve heard that for NI i would only be able to transfer my refund onto my pension funds back home, cash will not be paid. Is that right?

TaxFix - Friday, June 18th, 2010

TANZILAH: Yes, this is correct. When you finish working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate. Once you have your P45, you can apply for your tax rebate here.

Anonymous - Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I came to UK to work in October 2009 and will be returning back in July 2010 and will not be back in this financial year 2010/2011. Can I claim a tax rebate in this case. thanks

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Anonymous: Yes, as you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate. When you have finished working for your employer you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim by applying here.

Gary - Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Worked in UK in 2005 (March to october)

I have misplaced my P45 and P60
Can i claim refund back

TaxFix - Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Gary: Yes you can still claim a tax refund. If you do not have lost your P45/P60 you can write to your previous employer and request a statement of earnings on company headed paper, this can be used as a replacement for a P60 or P45.

Anonymous - Monday, July 5th, 2010

Worked in UK for about 6 years as self-employed in construction industry and I paid taxes every year.I left the UK in march for good ( Ill never come back to work in the UK).Can I claim back the taxes from every year ? or how much ? and Can I claim back the National Insurance Contribution ?? How do I do that ? Thank you!!

nat - Monday, July 5th, 2010

Hi,
I lived and worked in Uk for 2 years and i left the country the last 5th of February. Last June I applied to claim my tax back and on the form to fill I answered “Yes” to the question about my intention to live outside Uk permanentely.
Now, while still waiting to get the tax refund, I changed my mind and i would like to go back there and start living and working again.
Will my answer affect this opportunity to me?
Ps. I was trying to find an email address on the hm revenue website, but it wasn’t that clear where I should send my query….
Many thanks

TaxFix - Monday, July 5th, 2010

Anonymous: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. You can claim for previous years also but the amount of the refund will depend on how much you earned and how much you paid in tax in each of those years.

TaxFix - Monday, July 5th, 2010

nat: you can contact your tax office by using the following website.

Ramesh - Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Hi,
I have the intention to leave the UK for good soon where I have lived & worked for the past 4 years.
I am an Indian national and willing to go back to my country for good.
Can I claim for the tax rebate in my case.
Thanks.

TaxFix - Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ramesh: Yes, if you leave 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 here.

danilo gorgod - Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

hi, i just receive a e-mail that i have incomplete docs.(p45).I do beleive you can assist me in getting these docs.(p45) from my employer because im in my country now.please do assist me in getting this docs(p45) and i am aware of the charges.

regards and more power
Danilo Gorgod

TaxFix - Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

danilo gorgod: If you are applying for a tax rebate we can obtain a replacemetn P45 to do this. You can apply for your tax rebate here. I hope this helps.

ray - Friday, July 30th, 2010

hi,i work 7 years without stopping then if i want to leave in uk for good,how much can i recieved for my 7 years in service..how do you calculate is it base how much you earn and how much you pay to the tax..?please tell me..thank you…

TaxFix - Friday, July 30th, 2010

ray: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. If you have a P60 for previous years you can calculate your tax refund now by using our tax calculator. When you finish working in the UK you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your leaving the UK tax refund here.

Jon - Friday, July 30th, 2010

I recieved a tax refund this July 2010 and maybe to come back on march 2011 does it affect my future in uk? can i still use my previous National Insurance number?
thanks

kate - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Hi, I am working for 20hrs a week so i dont get taxed on my income, does that mean I have nothing to claim when am leaving?

James - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I am working full-time and I am being taxed but my Student Visa says I have no recourse to public funds does that mean I cannot claim back my tax until I get a postgraduate visa?

TaxFix - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

kate: If you have paid no income tax then you will have nothing to claim back.

TaxFix - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

James: You can still claim a tax rebate. You are not accessing public funds, you are simply claiming back an overpayment of tax which is rightfully yours, you are not receiving any benefits. You can claim a tax rebate by applying here.

Chris H - Friday, August 13th, 2010

I am in the UK on a 5year ancestral visa,if I was to claim my tax rebate on the intention of not returning to the UK,but after a year or two I found myself wanting to return to the UK, would claiming the rebate effect my eligibility to return in anyway?

TaxFix - Friday, August 13th, 2010

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

Clare B - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

I have been living and working in the UK for 7 years and will be returning to my home country abroad end of October. I know the day I leave and so does my employer but obviously they can’t issue me with a P45 until I leave. Is there any way I can start to process any tax refund due as I will have left the country by the time the P45 is issued, or is someone else allowed to do it on my behalf such a friend or an agent like yourselves?

Sak - Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Hi,last 5years working in uk,I plan to move end october I can claim my tax& ni thanks

TaxFix - Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Sak: If you are living and working in the UK you can make a claim for some of your national insurance contributions to be returned into a private pension. When you stop working in the UK you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make a claim by applying here.

Sohan - Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Hi,

I am leaving UK for good. I have worked here for 3 years now and wanted to know will I get my tax refund for all these years or just for the current year since I am living half way.
I had a look at my p60 and used the tax rebate calculator and it looks like I had not overpaid any tax for the previous years.
But can I still get whatever tax I paid over these years.

TaxFix - Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Sohan: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can claim your tax rebate by applying here. We will check all the years that you have been in the UK to see if you may be due a tax refund for those years too.

Hashmath Khan - Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Hi,

I am indian citizen and lived in uk for last 7yrs and 10 months.

I had worked for the same company since jan 2003 until jan 2010. I have decided to go back to india for good now and wont be returning back to uk.

Can i claim my tax back in this case, if yes for how many years.

I had requested the statement of earnings for all these years i had worked with the company. I am flying back to india on friday (27th aug 2010). Can i claim tax back when i reach india.

Also, if i use your service, what charnges do i have to pay to tax fix and how long does this process take to get the money. And do i have to provide the original statement of earnings with the application form to tax fix or can i just provide copies of them.

Many thanks,

Hashmath

Anonymous - Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

HI,

Can i claim tax relief (P85) for the years i have worked in UK as i intend to leave the country and go back to my home country (INDIA).

I would also like to know if i apply from INDIA how many days it takes for money to be transferred to INDIAN account and what are the charges.

How much does Tax Fix charge for their services?

kind regards

TaxFix - Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Hashmath Khan: As you are leaving the country you are entitled to make a claim for a tax rebate. It is possible to claim as far back as 2004/2005. As soon as you have you have stopped working and you have your statement of earnings you can make a claim for your tax rebate by applying here. We only charge a fee if and when we secure your tax refund, and if you send in your application within 14 days we charge a discounted fee of only 16.8%.

Anonymous - Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Hi, I’m an overseas worker currently working in the UK. I have been working in the UK for 4 years. I intend to leave the UK permanently. Can I claim my tax back for the last 4 years? I have worked out the tax rebate calculator for 2009/2010 tax rebate, it shows zero. Does that mean I can’t claim my tax back?

I failed to trace my P60 for the last 2007/2008 and 2008/2009. What other alternative document I can use to replace my P60 if my previous employer is not willing to provide me with a copy of my statement of earning? Can I use my payslips?

Anonymous - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Hi, I have been working in UK for 5 years as employe an d payed about 30000 of taxes plus 15000 insurance. Can I get sme of the money back if I leave UK for good.

Anonymous - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

can i get the taxes and national inshurance I have payed for the past 5 years , bif I leave uk for good

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Anonymous: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax rebate. Most people are due a tax rebate for the year that they leave the UK and often there is no overpayment of tax for previous years that they have lived in the UK. If you have lost your P60, you can write to your employer and ask for a statement of earnings on company headed paper, which can be used as a replacement.

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Anonymous: If you leave the UK you are entitled to claim a tax refund for any overpaymnet of tax. When you finish working you will be given a P45, when you have that you can claim your tax back here.

Jack - Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Hi, I am leaving the UK for good and before the tax year is over. I have tax to claim. Will I receive a rebate as soon as or with in a few weeks of when I lodge the claim or will I have to wait untill the tax year is over to see any of the rebate?

Laura - Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I left the UK on June and I claimed a tax refund because I thought I wouldn’t work again in the UK, but now I changed my mind.
If I want to work again in the UK before the end of the tax year (April 2011), will I have any problem (like having to return part of the tax refund I got)?
Thanks.

TaxFix - Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Jack: If you are leaving the UK you are entitled to claim a tax rebate. When you stop working you will be given a P45, once you have this you can claim your tax rebate here. Refunds usually take between 4-8 weeks. We can send your refund to your bank account in your home country.

Arcanjo - Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Hi. This situation with the tax refund is a bit confusing and maybee you’ll be able to clarify it to me. Both me and my husband are portuguese and we’ve been in England near 5 years now. We are now leaving England for good at the end of year. If both of us won’t benefit anything from the money we’ve been paying once we won’t be here when we retire shouldn’t we be entitled to have a tax refund from all the years we’ve been here? Can you explain me how to apply and how this tax refund will be calculated? Is it going to be based in what? The current year or all the years we’ve been making discounts? Can you help here? Many thanks in advance.

TaxFix - Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Arcanjo: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax refund as you will not have worked a full tax year. You may be eligible for a tax refund in other years also, it will depend on how much you earned and how much you paid in tax. When you and your husband finish working you should be given a P45. When you have your P45, you can claim your tax rebate here.

TaxFix - Monday, September 13th, 2010

Arcanjo: If you leave the UK you are entitled to claim a tax refund. The refund will be based on the amount that you have earned and the amount that you have paid in tax. Most people who leave the UK do not work a full tax year and so therefore claim for this overpayment. You may be eligible for a tax rebate for previous years, depending on your income and tax paid in each year. We can check these years for you if you would like to claim a tax rebate with us.

Katalin - Monday, September 13th, 2010

Hi I came to UK in 2007 and I have been working since that. I decided to move back to my country next month and I have already stopped working in UK.I read the comments, so I am aware that I may be eligible for a tax rebate for previous years, not just for current year. I had a few jobs here, and second jobs as well. How do I need to check if I am eligible for tax rebate for previous years? Do I need to check P45 for each employment or P60 for every year? Or have you got a phone number which I can call?Many thanks for your advise!

Emma - Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

I have been a student in the UK since 2007 and my boyfriend has lived here since 2008. I have paid some tax over this period with part-time work and he has paid full tax. We are now moving home to our country – Ireland. Can you tell us what we can claim back for this period?

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Laura: Your tax refund would have been based on your income and tax paid for the year assuming that you were not going to earn anymore during the fiscal year. If you intended to return to the UK before the end of the tax year you will need to pay tax on these earnings without a personal allowance.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

Katalin: Your eligibility for a tax rebate for previous years depends on how much you earned and how much you paid in tax during each of those years. You can use your P60′s to tell you how much you earned and how much you paid in tax during the year as well as our tax rebate calculator.

TaxFix - Monday, September 20th, 2010

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

martin - Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

i left the UK on a permanent resident visa for Australia on august 2006,unfortunately things didn’t work out and i returned to the UK october 2007.
i applied for a tax refund from april 2006 to august 2006 when i left for Australia.
the tax office have come back and said that as i returned in 2007 i was never classed as a non resident and therefor not eligable for a refund.
could someone confirm if this is the case.
thanks..
martin.

Magdolna Kurucz - Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Dear Sirs,

I would like to ask about tax refund. Is it only for the last year that I can claim for?
If my husband had only worked for 7 month in 2007/2008 can he claim if he is leaving the UK in August 2011?

Thank you for your help.

Your sincerely,

Shaleen - Monday, October 4th, 2010

Hi,
I have been working in UK since Feb 2008.And now I am moving back to my country in Nov 2010 for good.
How can I claim for my tax for all the years and also for national insurance.

TaxFix - Monday, October 4th, 2010

Shaleen: If you are leaving the UK you will be able to claim back some of your income tax. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim here.

Daniel Barreca - Friday, October 8th, 2010

Hello,

I previously worked in London for 4 months and have been travelling Europe for the past 3.5 months.
I will be flying back home to Australia in 10 days and I would like to claim my tax back by myself. How do I go about this?
Thanks,
Daniel

TaxFix - Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Daniel Barreca: When you finish working you should be given a P45. When you have your P45 you can claim your tax back by applying to your local tax office. You will need to include a P91, a P86,P85 and any P60/P45s/statement of earnings and a cover letter.

James - Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

I live in the uk for 5 years, I decided to return to their country and I would never come back to work in the uk, or is the ability to claim a tax refund who paid for all these years, or a portion of this tax, which requires documents and where should I send them
Thank you

Denise - Monday, October 18th, 2010

Hello,
I’d like to ask you a few questions, please. I have worked in the UK for more than 3 years. My question is if I can claim my all tax for those years. I have my all P-45s. I want to stay in England for few more years as I just got a new job. Can I claim my tax back while still staying in the country? also I know that I can wait till retairement and than get my pension. Could you please tell me if I can claim ma all tax (and how many years back?)and get pension at the same time?as pension is paid from NI which I can’t claim. Thank you

alois - Monday, October 18th, 2010

if i have indefinite leave to remain in the uk,and wants to leave the uk permanently am i eligible to claim my tax refund?

TaxFix - Monday, October 18th, 2010

Denise: You can claim back any overpayment of tax for the years that you have worked in the UK. If you have been working for the same employer and havn’t stopped working part way through the tax year it is less likely you will be due a rebate. You can check using our tax rebate calculator. You can still claim your tax back while still in the country for previous years but not the current year.

TaxFix - Monday, October 18th, 2010

alois: Yes if you are leaving the UK permanently, you can claim a tax rebate. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this P45 you can make your tax rebate claim by applying here.

Denise - Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Thanks for your reply. I am not sure if I get it right.You are saying that I can claim my tax overpayment, but i actually want to claim all my tax that I have ever paid in more than 3 years. I have finished with my old employers and have P-45 for those years. The question is can I do that eventough still staying and working in the UK? I was in our local Inland Revenue office and they said that I can’t claim ma full tax that I have paid, only tax overpayment. On the other hand you are saying that I can claim ma tax back, but to make it clear, did you mean I can claim ma full tax for previous years or only overpayment tax? If I was to leave the UK is it different?
Thank you very much

TaxFix - Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Denise: Yes you can only claim the overpayment of tax. If you leave the UK you are almost certain to overpay, so it is likely you will be due a rebate.

victoria - Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I left the country in 2008 and I have returned can I claim my tax back for that year.

Thanks

victoria - Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I left the country in 2008 and I have returned can I claim my tax back for that year.

Thanks

Denise - Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Thank you, OK so I understand it more now. So while I am still staying here I can only claim tax overpayment and once I leave the UK I can claim tax rabate, does it mean all tax that I ever paid? Last year my sister left the UK and she claimed all her tax that she paid here I don’t know what that was I assume it was tax rabate as she got back her all tax. do you know how many years back I can claim? Thank you

TaxFix - Friday, October 22nd, 2010

victoria: Yes you can. When you stopped working before leaving the country you should have been given a P45, do you still have this? You can claim your tax back by applying here.

TaxFix - Friday, October 22nd, 2010

victoria: Yes you can, do you still have the P45 from your employer. If so you can apply here.

TaxFix - Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Denise: If you leave the UK you will overpay tax because you will not receive your full allowance, and because of this you can make a claim. You may be able to claim all your tax back if you have earned below the tax free allowance (currently £6,475). The tax year starts on April 6th. If you sister maybe left the UK in say May or June and didn’t earn over the tax free allowance, she could have claimed all her tax back. Does that make sense?

Amjad Mir - Monday, October 25th, 2010

Hi, I left Uk on 30th of October 2009 and worked their for seven years. I want to know can i get back any tax or NI contribution that i have made? and if i chose to claim it through tax refund agent than how much fee i have to pay?
Many thanks.

TaxFix - Monday, October 25th, 2010

Amjad Mir: If you worked in the UK and then leave, you are eligible to claim a tax refund. You can apply for your tax refund here. 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. If you send in your application after 14 days of registering at the address above, we charge 18.9% plus VAT.

Shilpi Kala - Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hello I am an Indian Citizen and by the time I go back to my country I will have worked just over three years. When I leave to go back to India can I claim all the tax I have paid in the uk over the last three years.
Thank you in advance

Kind Regards
Shilip

TaxFix - Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Shilpi Kala: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax rebate. The tax rebate is usually only for the year in which you leave the UK. We will also check if you have overpaid in the other years. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim here.

Dela - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I live and worked in the UK for the last 8 yrs and so my wife worked for 7 yrs. However I don’t think we had overpaid tax and NI and any of these yrs. If we decide to leave the UK for good, are we still eligible for tax and NI refund? If so, would it be over the previous 6 yrs? Thanks

TaxFix - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Dela: You can check the previous 4 years, but the refund is usually due in the year in which you leave as you do not receive your full allowance in that year.

Noemi - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I going to leave UK and became a non-resident for 3-4 months, then I will move back. Can I get tax refund in this case?

TaxFix - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Noemi: If you are not going to work again in the UK before April 5th (the end of the tax year) then you can make a claim.

marlene - Friday, November 12th, 2010

I work in the UK from 1999 to 2002 can I still claim my tax back

alend alan - Saturday, November 13th, 2010

hi. i have worked in uk 2003 to 2007 on and off for differend companies . now i dont have any of my p45 or p60 . i have left uk for more than 2 years now.. can i claim my tax back and for how many years of them am i entitled for?? thanks

TaxFix - Monday, November 15th, 2010

marlene: Unfortunately the deadline to claim a tax refund from 2002 has expired.

TaxFix - Monday, November 15th, 2010

alend alan: Yes you can still make a claim. You will need to write to your employers and ask for a ‘statement of earnings’ on company headed paper. This can be used as a replacement for a P45 or P60.

Anonymous - Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Hi,
I am in a dependant visa and worked for a month in 09. I have got my tax rebate. But i just heard for a colleague that since i am not a UK citizen, I will have problems when i try to extend my visa or apply for indefinite stay in UK. I am really worried because i dont want to have any problems when i extend my visa because of my tax rebate. What shall i do? please help. And When i filled the tax forms,one of the questions was will i live in the UK forever or not. I said No since my visa expires in 2 years time. But now i am worried that when i extend my visa after 2 years, what if the visa officer asks me that when i said no for the question will you live in the UK permanently in the tax form then why am i extending my visa now.I am so worried. I have got the tax money but I dont want to have any problems when i extend my visa because of my tax rebate.Please guide me. Please tell me what to do.

TaxFix - Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Anonymous: You don’t need to worry. You are entitled to claim a tax rebate. All a tax rebate is, is a claim on an overpayment of tax. Everyone has a right to do this, if you are staying in the UK or not, and doing so will not affect your visa at all.

Anonymous - Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Thanks for the reply. I am on a dependant visa and I cant have any benefits. Does tax repayment come under benefits?

TaxFix - Friday, November 26th, 2010

Anonymous: A tax rebate is not a benefit. You are simply claiming back tax that you may have overpaid, for example, for being on the wrong tax code or your employer deducting too much tax.

Mr Roman Hindicky - Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Can I claim Tax back when Jobcentre will transfer my jobseeker Alowance to my country? So I don’t have P45 form , but I want to leave the UK.
Thanks

angra - Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Hi, I’m a foreigner but I’ve been working here since 2009 and will be leaving the UK permanently to get back to my country in Jan 2011,So as far as I understand by reading through your website, I can only claim back the overpaid TAX during each TAX year, is that correct? for example, if I didn’t overpay TAX in year 2009/2010, Does that mean I could only claim back for part of the year 2010/2011?

TaxFix - Friday, December 10th, 2010

angra: Yes that is correct.

tara - Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I’m Australian with a right of abode, in 2008 i left the UK to work abroad and thought it was permanent so i claimed most of my tax back. Meeting my boyfriend overseas prompted a move back to teh UK 6 months later. I was then employed in the UK for all of 2009 – would i owe the tax dept now?

Peter - Sunday, January 9th, 2011

How they do the payment of the claim tax? because i`ll apply now and leave the country in 2 weeks.

hamad khan - Sunday, January 9th, 2011

i am intending to leave uk by end of march. i have been doing job for the whole tax year and consumed my personal allowance of income tax and NIC.i wanted to ask if im leaving uk permenantly can i claim back my nic for the whole year irrespective of consuming the whole allwance.

TaxFix - Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

hamad khan: The amount of your refund will depend on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax during the tax year that you are leaving the UK. Once you stop working you’ll be provided with a P45, when you’ve got this you can make your claim by applying here

TaxFix - Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Peter: 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

Tara - Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

I’m Australian with a right of abode, in 2008 i left the UK to work abroad and thought it was permanent so i claimed most of my tax back. Meeting my boyfriend overseas prompted a move back to teh UK 6 months later. I was then employed in the UK for all of 2009 – would i owe the tax dept now?

A. PHIGERA - Monday, January 17th, 2011

i have worked 40 years in u.k, hold dual passport, left u.k nearly 6 years,only visited twice,worked 40 years in u.k prior, now i am hoping to leave this country for good, can i claim any tax back and as a pensioner, what will happen to my u.k government pension? thank you.

antonio - Thursday, January 20th, 2011

hi
on february 2009 i started on two part-time jobs.
then on the 1st of may of the same year i started on a full time job,keeping the other two as well.
i stayed on that job for 7 months earning on total 7842.16pounds from which i deducted 1568.40pounds.
the doubt that i have is if i deducted so much money without claiming any back,due to the fact that on the other two part-time jobs i didn´t make any deductions because i was only working a couple of hours on each.
shouldn´t i be untitled to claim somo of that money back(from the full time job)?
thank you

Ahmed - Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Iam working in UK for the past 2 years on Post study work permit and will be leaving tO India when my visa expires . How many days in advance we have to file for tax claim.

TaxFix - Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Ahmed: You can file for your tax rebate as soon as you have your P45. If you would like us to help with your tax rebate you can claim here
when you have your P45.

TaxFix - Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

antonio: It sounds like you may be due a tax rebate. Do you have all of your P45/P60s from these jobs? If so you can make a claim here.

Maureen Ryan - Monday, January 24th, 2011

My daughter is living in the UK and will return next year after 7+ years. Can she claim back her National Insurance component of tax paid while working there?

Michal Zahradnik - Monday, January 24th, 2011

Hello, I will be leaqving the UK shortly, after 5 and 1/2 year. Can I apply for the tax rebate for the whole period and how? thank you

TaxFix - Friday, January 28th, 2011

Michal Zahradnik: You can only apply for years that you have overpaid. Usually this happens in the year that you leave the UK but it could have happened in other years too. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim here.

TaxFix - Friday, January 28th, 2011

Maureen Ryan: No, unfortunately she can not.

ana - Friday, January 28th, 2011

i finished my job 25 may and i move aboard can i have my tax return even if i want to became sellemployer in uk

TaxFix - Friday, January 28th, 2011

ana: I am sorry I don’t understand your question. You are leaving the UK but you want to become self employed?

Lou1980 - Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Hi There,
I have been asked by a friend to help him lodge his Australian tax return for 2010. He left the UK at the end of October 2009 and has given me his statement of earnings for the 2009/10 tax year. He is entitled to a tax refund from the UK. Can he claim this in his Australian tax return or does it need to be from the Inland Revenue?

raghu - Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

hi,i was working in uk since september 2008 to january 2011.i am leaving uk next week.wiill i get tax and ni rebate back?if so,how many days it takes to process and get cheque back.can i get cheque back to indian address as i am going to india pemanently?

Virginia Cifuentes - Saturday, February 5th, 2011

If I go back to my country permanently Can I request the other taxes back (not the tax allowance) I earn £27.000 at year

Janaka - Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Hi I am a Sri Lankan & started working in UK in 2009 & plan to leave UK permanetly. Am I eligible for a tax refund?

cec - Monday, February 7th, 2011

feb.7,2011

hi,i just want to ask, if the person who is claiming a tax refund wasn’t here,can somebody claim it for him like his wife? because in the first place he or they dont know that he could claim any refund.he left the uk permanently.

Banditta - Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

hy there
im working in UK since 2006 ,probably leave UK in 2014
just want to know ,for how many years i can claim back the tax ?
and is that gonna be the 100% of the tax what i got back ,or how much ,,,,,?
thank u

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Banditta: If you leave the UK you can claim a tax refund. We can check for the previous 4 tax years however you are usually only due a tax refund for the year in which you leave the UK.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

cec: If the person agrees, by singing a 64-8 form, then you can act on their behalf.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Janaka: When you leave the UK you will be able to claim a tax refund. When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim here.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

raghu: You can claim a tax refund if you are leaving the UK. When you stop working you should be given a P45, when you have this you can make your claim here. We can send your refund to your Indian bank account.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Lou1980: If your friend left the UK he can claim a tax refund with HMRC.

Ilona - Monday, February 14th, 2011

hi
can I ask some question about I would like to get back the 4 years tax as I am leaving the UK

Ance - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

How Can I get my tax overpaid, if I do not live in UK, and I do not have my bank acount anymore. But I have HM Revenue& Customs cheque, letter with adress, NI and also my pasport. Where I can get this my and how much time it will take?

Thank You!

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Ance: Your bank may accept foreign cheques, why don’t you try asking them if they will take it.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Ilona: When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you have this you can make a claim for your tax refund here.

Melissa - Thursday, February 17th, 2011

What if I leave the country and don’t pay my tax? What would happen to me?

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Melissa: Have you been working as self employed or on PAYE? If you work on PAYE your employer automatically deducts your tax.

X. CASSAR - Friday, February 25th, 2011

I was living and worked in the U.K.-long ago- from approx. 1969-1974 is my Employee’s National
Insurance outdeted if I am to come beack to the UK (if still valid) and if there is a minimum of pension!!! Thank you

Anthony Flower - Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I have left the UK to spend 2 years in USA with my wife who are out here on a work secondment. I am a firefighter and I have been able to get a 2 year sabatical from work, as a result I have not left work for good (only temporary). Am I still allowed to re-claim tax and get a refund?

Eric - Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Hello. Can i make tax return for last 6 years when i leaving permanently if I have P60 (for last tax year) and P45 from last employer. All others P60′s/P45′s was lost.
thank you

TaxFix - Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Eric: When you stop working you should be given a P45. If you have this you can make a claim. If you are missing some P45/P60s we can get a replacement if needed. You can apply for your tax rebate here.

TaxFix - Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Anthony Flower: Yes you can apply for a tax refund, but as you will not have been given a P45 you will need to wait until the end of the tax year (April 5th) when you will be given a P60, then you can claim a tax refund by applying here.

Hana - Sunday, March 6th, 2011

When I get my tax back, can I ask for a pension from UK or not?

Mika - Friday, March 11th, 2011

Hi there. I intend to leave UK permanently. I am not a British Citizen. I have been working for the last 17 years and have all P60s from previous years. In April I am expecting new P60 from current Employer. Can I use that instead of P45 ? I would like backdated payment on behalf of Tax Refund for as many years as possible. How many years would be acceptable by Tax Office ? What are my chances ? Cheers. Mika

TaxFix - Friday, March 11th, 2011

Mika: You are only given a P45 if you stop working. If you are going to stop working and leave the UK, you should be given a P45 which we would need to claim back your tax refund.

Mika - Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Ok, that is fine. I would like backdated payment on behalf of Tax Refund for as many years as possible. How many years would be acceptable by Tax Office in your opinion ? Thanks. Cheers. Mika

Ann - Sunday, March 13th, 2011

I’ve been working in the Uk for 5 years and in October I left the country permanently. Can I claim National Insurance back?

Noel - Monday, March 14th, 2011

me and my wife are working in the uk for the past 7 years, we are holding permanent residence documents and we are already entitled for the central government funding but we are not getting any as we are full time employed. We are thinking of leaving the uk permanently, could we get some of our paid taxes back

TaxFix - Monday, March 14th, 2011

Noel: When you stop working you will be given a P45, when you get this you can claim your tax rebate by applying here.

TaxFix - Monday, March 14th, 2011

Ann: You can claim an income tax refund but not national insurance.

TaxFix - Monday, March 14th, 2011

Mika: The deadline for claiming tax rebates can be viewed here.

GVM - Monday, March 21st, 2011

I have worked in U.K. for 11 months & I am leaving the contry. I want to claim back my NI & TAX. How much of NI will be returned & how much of tax will be returned.

Shoshanna Guiet - Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I have worked for the entire tax year 2010-2011 (with the exception of the period between 23 december 2010 to 8 March 2011 as I was travelling abroad) I now will be leaving at the end of April 2011 however would like to make a claim for the 2010-2011 tax year please could you advise if you think there would be a tax return or should I keep on working through april and get the money from the 2011-2012 year?

C. Holder - Saturday, March 26th, 2011

An ex-colleague of mine needs to obtain a P60 for Years 2006 to 2007 and 2007 to 2008. Please can you advise if he can back pay his tax in order to obtain these two P60′s?

sancchita saragod - Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I was a International student from INDIA in the UK for 1 year, and worked during that period of time. I have now returned to my country (INDIA). I have all the documents for a tax rebate, how do I file my tax returns from my country.

Alice - Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Hi, I am holding chinese passport and have been in the UK study and working since 2004.I started a full-time job from Aug 2008 to now and plan to leave UK for good in this Aug.

I understand the I could claim tax back for FY 10/11. How about FY 08/09 09/10?

Thanks

reman  - Friday, April 8th, 2011

hi, i am student in uk since 3 years. I have been working more than 20 hours paying tax and now i completed my studies and i am planning to leave the country. Can i apply for tax return??

ivana - Sunday, April 17th, 2011

hi,
I lived and worked in UK between 1997 and 1998 (I’m italian and I live in France actually), can I still ask for tax refunds?
If not, one day, when I’ll be in pension, will I be able to receive a pension from UK for this short period?
Thank you very much for your answer.

John - Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hi,i was used to work from last 3 years in U.K.
Am leaving soon this country to India.
my Tax P60 are:
2008-09 earings £11080.00 tax paid £1008
2009-10 earings £15496.00 tax paid £1800
2010-11 earings £10000.00 tax paid £1000
How much i can expect tax back money please???

Muhammed Dinci - Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

i used to work for 2 years in London. i have got P60 for my first year.my second year i stopped working 5 of march 2011. which is 3 weeks ago from tax year calender. i asked to my place to get my P45. i guess i need P45 to claim tax refund yeah?but My place said that they got ready my this year P60. for this reason My place said i dont need again P45.
is it right? do i still need P45 or my last P60 is okey to claim tax refund.
(shortly i have got my P60′s(two) but i dont have P45 yet)
Thank you

Jonny - Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Hi,Im wondering if i can return to work in the UK before i receive the tax back that i should get,will it have any effect as i told them i was leaving for good but have had a change of heart.

Thanks

how many years of tax rebate i can claim - Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I worked in uk for 8 years and I am planning to go back to my home country permanently I got my permenent residency in uk and I would like to know how many years of tax I can claim back.

twinnn - Monday, May 23rd, 2011

can i clam my tax return if i have already left the uk.

Lynn - Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Can we claim back National Insurance after we leave UK?

june - Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

ive been in uk for 8 years as a nurse and im planning to leave uk for good,will i be able to get my tax contribution back?

do i get tax back for all the years  - Saturday, June 11th, 2011

do i get tax back for all the years i worked in the uk?

Tina - Saturday, June 11th, 2011

What if I claimed my tax back after leaving the UK in August 2010 but then I came back to live in the UK again (I didn’t think I would but circumstances change) in June 2011 what am I supposed to do? Will I get into trouble? What is a “significant amount of time spent abroad” exactly? is 10 months enough?

Any advice would be great.
Thanks
Tina.
P.S I am a New Zealander

pokemon - Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

I have ILR with mu husband we planning to leave uk 1 or 2 years? can I claim my tax back. For my husband he studying in uk about 2 to 3 years and have a work permit 5 years and we just got our ILR a year. can we still claim all our tax

sandro - Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

im in benefits and i going back to my country!want caine off help or suppurt i will recebe??

gomes - Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

I have been working in the uk for 7 years. I`m now thinking about going back to my country, however i have paid tax all those years. Is it possible to transfer my tax payments to my country of origin? I don`t mean making a tax rebate claim but make a full tax tranfer from one country to the other.
My doubt comes from the fact the people i know have told me i can do so, but would not be able to come back here to work within the next 6 years.

Mr Julien Testi - Monday, July 4th, 2011

I have left the UK permanently to return to my home in France, I lived and worked in the uk from 11/01/2010 to the 24/06/2011 and would like to claim back my tax for the time I was there. My previous employer is not accepting my request for a P45 or a statement of earnings and is not being helpful at all. Can you help me to find the information I need to claim back the full ammount I am entitled to? Who can help me with this?

C. Holder - Monday, July 11th, 2011

I worked in London for 4 years and left my current position and location to take up an assignment abroad on September 2010. Please advise if I can get a P60 for 2010-2011?

Judith - Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

hi I want to know if you also deal with national insurance. I have left the UK a month ago and need to claim tax back but also was told I need to deal with national insurance as I am not returning to the UK. What exactly happens with them. I was in the UK for 7 years.

joe - Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

i left england in 1998 not realising i could claim tax back .i lived there for 10 years have i got any chance to claim tax back.tanx

carol - Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

hi, if i have a BR code and only have worked for 6months. will i received a full tax refund? thanks

Kae - Thursday, July 28th, 2011

which document we need to use for tax refund claim?

Alexandra - Friday, August 5th, 2011

Good afternoon, both me and my husband are portuguese and we’re leaving in the beggining of October. I have been in the uk nearly 4 years and my husband 5. we never claimed anything at all during the years. Can we claim it now? will we have a tax refund? Also I need to know how what’s the percentage you charge and what’s the fee? I am really interested in your services so it’s a matter of finding the cost.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards

Alexandra dos Santos

tibor - Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

hi,i working in UK from april 2006 and i will leaving UK in october2011,what everything can i claim ???

tibor - Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

hi,i working in UK fromapril 2006,and i will leaving UK in october 2011.what everything can i claim ??/thanks

Anthony Green - Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Hi,

I worked in the UK May 2004 – April 2007. Am I eligible to claim back some tax?

Thanks,

Anthony

Lucy - Saturday, August 20th, 2011

If I am in the UK on an ancestral visa, am I eligible for a tax refund at the end of each tax year? How does the tax refund work if you are intending on staying for the full 5 years and then applying for citizenship? Does claiming your tax back affect your citizenship application?

Chin - Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I have been working in the UK for 1.5 years on a post graduate visa and will be moving back to my home country permanently in a few months, can I claim back any tax? I’m on a monthly salary of about £2000, paying a monthly tax of about £400, how much will I be able to claim back? Thank you.

sean - Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I have been told that all the tax that i have paid over the past 6 years to inland revenue i can get back once i have made the desition to leave the UK and not to return

Tax Fix - Thursday, August 25th, 2011

@Sean

No, that is not correct. If you have earned money that is subject to UK tax then you will have had to pay tax on this money.

If you leave the UK part way through a tax year then you may be entitled to a rebate if you have paid too much tax during that period alone.

Tax Fix - Thursday, August 25th, 2011

@chin

When you are about to leave the UK you should tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

If you’re not required to fill in a tax return, you’ll have to complete form P85 called “Leaving the UK – getting your tax right”.

HMRC will use the information on the form to send you any tax refund you’re owed and work out if you’ll become non-resident.

Enclose parts 2 and 3 of your P45 (if you have one) as you won’t get a tax refund without them.

Gaby - Friday, August 26th, 2011

Hi, Ive been living in UK since 2007 and Im planning to move back home (EU) in March 2012.I Know probably I would’nt get tax back because it would be at the end of the tax yeaar, but is there something I can claim for like national insurance because I wouldnt be in England therefore i wouldnt claim for pension when I get to that age.and if yes roughly what will I be entitled for exactly?

Elsia La Caria - Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Hello, I would like to make a claim myself as opposed to using a tax refund agent, how do I do that? And who do i send the application to?

Aurelia - Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Hello, I left UK in October 2010 after five years of working and studying in the country, but returned in April 2011 (spent 6 months in my home country). Am I entitled to anything? And if yes, is it just a refund for 2010 or for full five years I could expect? Thank you!

Hussein - Friday, September 16th, 2011

I didnt pay tax for the year 2009/2010, How I can do that now ? I used the online self assesment to pay 2010/2011 but couldnt find any link to do for 2009/2010.

morgan - Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

i received a cheque from uk tax n revenue department… before leaving uk i did close my lloyds bank account …… I want to ask.. Can i clear this cheque in State bank of india [SBI] ?

khaled Dhouib - Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Good Morning,

I am writing to you From Tunisia.

I had lived and worked in the UK for many years, where I have paid NI contributions.

Since 1999, I moved to live in Tunisia where I am working now.

I am 50 years Old, I know the age of retirement is not reached yet, but I would like to inquiry, about the whole years I did work in the UK , because here to be eligeable for the pension I need to have worked for 30 years. But in 10 years time, where I am supposed to retire, I will be working only 23 years in Tunisia.

What will happen to those years I did work and paid NI contribution while I was in the UK.

I appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Best regards,

MR. Khaled Dhouib

NB: If you require any more information please let me know.

Pirooz - Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

I worked in uk for 3 years and now want to leave the country. Do I get tax refund for all 3 years or just last year? If some one was under tax credit would still be entitled to tax refund?

Sanjog - Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Hi,I am Sanjog.I used to work for construction company where they said we have to fill up our form ourselves as self employed. later that year i was short of money so i called my accountant and talk abt this matter and thought of claiming tax (not NI)and we both agreed as he said it wouldn’t restrict me from apply for british citizen ship. Now what i hear is that once you claim your tazes you wouldn’t be able to apply for british tax. Is this true ?

dias - Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I’m leaving uk and I would like to know if I can claim back my national insurance for the last 6 years I worked.

cj - Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I’have been working in UK for last 6 yrs and I’m going back to India for good. Could you tell me whether you provide NI rebate service? If yes, what documents do you need and what are the chargers.

shambhu bhattarai - Monday, October 3rd, 2011

how maney days do i get refond my money when i leaving uk permanently?

Jose - Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Hi , I will go back to my country (Portugal) next year begginng of March I will get my P45 that time , am I entitled to tax free allowance for this year since April , how much I will get back?

Pierre - Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Hi, I left my job in the Uk in Dec 2010, I am going back to France in 3 weeks, Can I make a claim for a tax rebate?

Many Thanks

ellyn - Friday, October 14th, 2011

hi, i am a malaysian goin bck from uk soon. can i ask how many iPhone i can claim back the tax in uk?

azamaz - Monday, October 17th, 2011

my age is 45 n worked in uk for five yers can i claim d pension money i live out of uk now.or can i claim d pension when i reach 65 please help me.

Jacqueline - Friday, October 21st, 2011

I’ve left the U.K (after three years) and am now residing back in Australia. Can I claim back any National Insurance, and if so, can it be transferred into my Super Fund here?

Suresh - Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Hi, I may leave this country permenently in October-2012, I am working here from 8th-November-2010, and I am paying £9,300.00 per year. am I eligible to return my two years tax?

£ 18,000.00 per two years

How much can i get?

Simona - Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hi, I’m intending to leave UK for good some time in 2012-13 and go back home-EEA country. Ever since I came to the UK I was working,paying taxes,NIN and never claimed any benefits or JSA.this dates back to 2004, but I received tax refund from the first 2 years(certian amount).

Now I know I can claim the tax refund from the final year after producing the P45, my question is whether I can claim any JSA from the UK when returning back home while looking for a job,as I have some information that my country is not going to pay the JSA and it has to be the country I was contributing the taxes to.

And also will the amount of JSA going to be calculated according to the lenght of time worked permanently in the UK and the amount of taxes paid in all those years 2004-2012,13?

apologies for such a long message.
thank you :-)

Paola - Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hi I have move to France to live with my husband 2 years ago and leavethe Uk for good…I have not informed to the island Revenue as everything was suddenly quick
The last year, in my previous place i have been informe that letter has arrived saying that i had pay to little tax for 2008, 2009 and i should pay otherwise will affect my pension…
So then from France I sent the p45 in order to let them know that long ago i have left the country and claiming some tax rebate for the 4 year i was working….
Happy and hoping that i might will be receiving some tax back , on the contrary they are charging me to pay tax back…
I dont understand why i should pay for this tax , i was not my fault that they do not charge me the right tax when i was there working…and also i left the country no planning to come back, so no entitle to any pension or sth…i tought i should be the one who will be receiving some of tax i have paid…what shall i do, what can happen to me if I dont pay…i cannot pay as i am a mum now.
Thanks

Nick - Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

I left the uk without knowing this information can I still claim as I left the uk in 2004 and worked there for four years

Sukant - Friday, October 28th, 2011

I am in work permit in UK. I purchased a new LED and going back home. Can I go for a VAT return for the purchased LED TV?

skandar abed - Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

i’m french and i live in the uk since 2003 and now i’m married and have a child 3yrs.i want to leave the uk permanently.whats my right and what paper work do i need to get to take to france and what kind of tax can i get back?and how they work out my tax?and do they count it since i came to the uk?

al. - Friday, November 11th, 2011

i left uk in sept of 2010, until day i left i was a partner in a business that had been trading for 18 mths. prior to that i had been in full time employment for the prev 3 yrs. i do not have a p45 or a p60… how do i make a claim?

Maria  - Monday, November 14th, 2011

Hello,
I received a cheque for an income tax repayment from HM. I am not at the country at the moment, will I be able to cash the cheque from an other european bank?

Bachir - Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

I worked for a company from 2003 to the end of 2008 in the UK i have since left the UK am i entitled to recieve a tax refund for all the years that i worked in the UK. Because the HMR form only asks for the year ending the 5th april.

Kristin - Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I was working in UK from 2004-2009. Now i am planning to come back to work. I would like to know , if i can use my previous national insurance number, or i have to apply for a new one???!

lorenzo - Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hi, I am Italian and I’ve worked in UK for 25 years. Can I claim back my NI contribution if I leave the country for good?

lucas - Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Hello I am make 22.000 a year is possible claim tax back moving out side UK.

Jiwan - Friday, November 25th, 2011

How long time does it take to get back the tax when I leave uk ?

sudhakar - Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Hello expert,
I lived in uk from 2009-2011 and i almost paid tax around £7500. I am leaving united kingdom forever by begining of January 2012 because i am an immigrant. My employment will be till the day when i receive January salary.is it possible for me to claim tax if it yes then how much it would be? can somebody please help me out in this.

romas - Monday, December 19th, 2011

What if I’ve lost my HM Revenue & Customs cheque?

sankar - Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

hai i actually hold three years work permit visa for uk i worked there for 2years and i left uk last month nov and i actually applied for taxreturn now i have 1 more year validity whether i can travel back to uk .

sankar - Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

hai i hold 3 years work permit visa for uk for my health reason i came back from uk still one more year my visa is valid ,but i applied for tax return and came back from uk ,now whether i can travel back to uk bcoz my visa is still valid for 1 year.

CHEATAN - Friday, December 30th, 2011

I want to know that I am Indian AND I am working in U.K since 4 year. Now I am going back to my country . SO I want to know that ;-
Can I claim my income tax and National insurance?

Martina - Friday, December 30th, 2011

Hello,

Im planing to go back to my coutntry.If i claim my tax back and i get the tax refund,then i leave UK, but im not happy that i took that decition.
Can I still come back to UK after some time and work? If yes, what the time limit? must be the next year? 3 month?

Please advice
Thank you
Martina

jen - Thursday, January 5th, 2012

im working here for the last 3 years now im leaving the UK permanently can i claim all my tax deducted to my wages for the last 3 years even i earn more than my personal allowance a year.?
One of my friend told me if im leaving the uk permanently i can able to claim or refund all my tax for the last 3 years working here im not sure if its true or what,,i hope you can help me.thnx a lot

Suleman - Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Hi ,
I am a Srilankan residence , I have been living in UK for last 8 Years as a permanent resident , Now I am planning to relocate to USA for my career and leaving UK permanently , I have attained British Passport as well , Can you please guide me if I can get any tax refund or If I could get any money back. I have worked for the same company since 2004 & my average salary would have been around £ 32 K /annum .

Any help regarding this issue would be highly appreciated.
Many Thnks

arsalan - Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

hi i m International student here in Uk .. since april 2011 but for soem reasons i want to change my Colllege so for new college i have to apply new visa but i what i heard i will not get any permission of right to work on my new visa.. but on my this visa i have permision to work so on my new visa if i wont have permision to work can i still use my N.I number to work where m working right now.. as my 20 Hours / week r tax frree.

Sam fieldsend - Thursday, January 12th, 2012

I worked at a plastic factory in 2007-2009 I was 17 when i started and it was first job. I paid tax from then onwards. But yet I should of not paid any tax till I earnt 5000 pounds or more. It’s now 2012 and I’ve recently had the tax office contact me to get information for this exact year because they have a feeling I’ve paid too much but the dates they asked for I didn’t work there but they wante to get a copy of my p60. My main worry is 4 years have passed will they still have a copie because I’ve lost all paperwork from when I worked there help!!!!

alex - Thursday, January 12th, 2012

i have been working for one year and a half, I am planning to go back to my country, just i want to know that if true that i can claim all the tax I have paid and i can come back in the next 5 years.

Frederick - Saturday, January 14th, 2012

What is the difference between TAX and NI deductions in my payslip?

I am leaving Uk to return to Africa for good. Which of the two (TAX and NI)will I be refunded and at what percentage?or will the whole NI be given back to me?

Danni - Friday, January 20th, 2012

Hi , I’m not intending to move this year ,but eventually if i move back home ,i can claim my last years overpaid tax ? and i have got some money back from last tax year because i did overpay they sent me P800 so does it mean if i will move i will not get anything back ? Thanks

kate - Saturday, January 21st, 2012

I got refund of my tax and left uk. I would like to come back what can happened then If I go back to work?

John  - Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I am leaving the UK permanently after retiring from a 3-year full time employment. Can I claim back my NI & Pension contributions please?

Dash - Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I will be leaving UK soon, But my employer will be same as I will transfered to their other branch, outside UK. HOw can I claim taxrefund? Do I still need to get p45?

guncca - Sunday, January 29th, 2012

hi! i want claim back my income tax, i got p45 as well, but i worked in uk 2years, can i get back tax for last year, for that i need p60? and how long after claiming back tax, i can’t come back in UK?

Veronica - Saturday, February 4th, 2012

I intend to move permanently from the UK to the republic of Ireland later this year. I have worked and lived here for 40 years. Am I entitled to claim a tax rebate? thank you

angel - Saturday, February 4th, 2012

hi i was last year came to london and leave there naw iam back to hollond if xi came back to hollond have ia the same right as before i had ?

Ivan - Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Hi im working in the uk since november 2002 for the same employer. If I leave the UK permanently will I get all my taxes back for the whole period of this employement?

CK - Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Hi,
I will be leaving my current employment and UK permanently at the end of tax year (April 2012). I am on PAYE, am i eligible for any TAX / NI refund?

Edwin - Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Hi,

I am working in the UK now and I will leave by november 2012, can I recalim my NI and tax whatever I have paid (dont know if I paid in excess) but would like to reclaim telling them I am not coming back, looks like everythin gets added up to 30% of my mnthly salary and then using a P45 would like to get the rebate also

J - Monday, February 13th, 2012

Hi,

I’m on a dependant visa (and not working) that will expire in Aug this year. I will be making frequent travels to non-EU countries. Will I be able to claim VAT refund for all the purchases made in EU countries? I was told to consolidate all the VAT receipts before flying out of EU countries.

For advice pse.

Thank you.

ACJ - Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I left the UK to work in Azerbaijan in mid-August 2010.I was employed (PAYE)for 10 months previous to this date (having spent 8.5 years working in Azerbaijan before that.
When I left The UK in August 2010 I forgot to fill in a P85 tax form and I don’t have my P45 in my possession.I only spend around 2 weeks a year in the UK, so am not liable for income tax (tax paid in Azerbaijan).Can I still submit a P85 form backdated to Aug 2010 (without a P45) and would I be liable for a tax payment as I was only in UK for 5 months of the taw yeat 2010/2011?

Thanks in advance

Agim Rexha - Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I work as bus driver full time since 2003.I count leaving UK permanently in beginning of April, can i claim my income tax from 2003.Thanks

Dainora Mikutaityte - Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Hello. Before 3 weeks I sent my P85, when I could expect my money back?

Pierpaolo - Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

I am leaving the UK the 29/03/2012, I have been working in this country since 2006. I fill in the P85, how many tax years I can claim back?

Adelfilla - Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Hello, I left England at the end of may 2011 after 2years working there.
I asked my taxes back because I thought I’d never go back to UK.I got the cheque a few months later but never cashed it.
I’ll be working again in England at the beginning of april.
Is there any problem with that?
Many thanks

kavitha gopalakrishnan - Monday, February 27th, 2012

hi,

I am leaving the UK for good in April 2012 and will be returning to my home country permanently. I have been in full time employment from December 2010 until date . Could I please ask if I will be eligible to claim my taxes paid up until now?

I look forward to your reply.

Regards,

Kavitha

Silvia - Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

What if u didn’t contact HM Revenue about leaving country? Could i put myself into the trouble?

alla - Thursday, March 1st, 2012

hello I moved out abroud one week ago, I dont stop my self empoyed…How can I do it by phone? I was not working before,I was growing my baby.

Alberto - Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Hello, I worked full-time in the UK from September 2007 until the end of April 2011. Can I still claim my taxes? What can I claim? and What do I need to do?

Ritu - Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hi,

I have been working since May 2010 in UK & my contract will end on 30 April 2012. Can I get my NI contribution back. I am planning to leave UK in first week of May’12.

Thanks

Dileep - Friday, March 9th, 2012

Hi, so far i worked for 3 employers and i’m gonna resign my job next month. Do i need to provide p45 from 3 employers??? Please help

Elisa - Friday, March 16th, 2012

I worked for few years in uk and then returned home permanently.
I had a very hard time to stop the council tax because they wanted me to keep paying even after i left uk. They even had to give me a refund, but and I never got it back.
I suppose because I am not British then i cannot get any refunds at all. I gave up with the refund!

Now is the HM revenue that wants me to keep paying income tax on my income in my country. This would mean I would have to pay income tax both in my country and to the uk HM revenue as well.

Do I really have to keep paying income tax once I left England for good?
I am not British at all and i have no connection with uk. I only studied and gained work experience there.

mr prince - Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Can i claim for my wife as a dependant relative,i have lived in France for the past four years and have paid tax on my forces pension.

laetitia gilson - Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

i would like to have an information…I claimed 7 years ago my tax back and be living in spain since then but i am thinking to come back to live and work in london. Do i have to apply for a new national insurance number o can i use again the same number as i had before?

Thanks to reply.

N.Pitt - Thursday, March 29th, 2012

If you had different employers(4) over a few years ,do you claim your leaving the uk permanently tax individualy or claim it altogether?

Nora MASTOUR - Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Hi,

I left UK on the 30th of March 2012.But I am still working for uk company as a posted worker. I am based in France and I will pay my taxs there.
Can I claim the tax refund for the 3 years I worked in UK?

Regards

Claudio - Monday, April 16th, 2012

Hello, I moved one year ago from UK and I am italian.
I had the entire tax free allowance but I paid 1037 pounds at the end. Might I give back also this amount that is out of the free allowance???

carolyn - Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I left UK after working there for a year, and I got a tax refund at the end of 2008. HM have just sent me a letter saying I now owe the same amount of what I was refunded back in 2008. I haven’t worked there since so I don’t understand how this could have happened. What is going on?

cc - Monday, April 30th, 2012

I left the UK just on 6 years ago and have only recently found out I could have claimed my tax back. Due to it being just under a month over the 6 years can I apply

ten - Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

can i claim national insurance when i want to leave uk permanatly

Stuart - Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Hi, I left the UK (I am a UK citizen born and bred) and moved to NZ, I am now in Malaysia working but wish to claim for my tax upto the 6yrs that I left. I left in Aug 2002.
Can I do this?

Avnish  - Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

If I am working here for last 7 years and have decided to go back permanently , can I claim tax for the last 7 years.
What are the implication of claiming your tax permanently

margaret sk - Sunday, June 17th, 2012

I have worked in the uk for the last 12years. Due to my poor health, i intend to retire at 55. I will be entitled to pension of about £300 a month plus a bit of lumpsome which will not be much.I want to go back home because I will not be able to servive on that amount. I may change my mind in the future and return to uk as iam British by Naturisation.
Can i still claim tax refund when I leave?

Bernadette doherty - Monday, June 18th, 2012

I left UK in 1991 having been born in the UK and having worked there for 16 years. Am I entitled to a tax refund.

Csikorita - Friday, June 22nd, 2012

I am working in uk about 3 and half year and now I am planing to move home this year.I would like to ask if I move back can I claim back all these years tax or just this year (2012) tax?
I’ve been in HR Revenue office but they didn’t give me a clear answer.I’ve asked already my friends whose saying I can claim back tax refund back to 5 years just afterwards up to 5 years I can’t come back to work if I want. Could you help me what I can do and how?

jj - Monday, June 25th, 2012

hi,,
once you fill your p85 form, what happens next? i received a letter saying i owe some money as not enough taxes where paid in.
when u fill up a p85 form you are not entitle to work within uk for 5 years,, right? what happens if you do anyway?

Elis - Monday, June 25th, 2012

I heard that If I leave UK for more than 5 years I can climb all my tax back. How can I do that???

chirag - Thursday, July 5th, 2012

i start my work in u k from august 2009 and stop work in january 2011. now i leave u k parmanent from january 2011 so how much months tax i can get back

kate - Sunday, July 29th, 2012

can you email p85 form to the government office?

Emma - Saturday, August 4th, 2012

I left the UK and claimed my tax back (I have not yet received). How long before I can go back to the UK to work again?

victor - Monday, August 13th, 2012

hello im work in uk from 2005 im about 6 years and 10 mounths , i f wanth my tax credit rebat do you have any idea ou much i have refund ? said on top after 6 years i lost everting, i have 6 years and 10 mounths now!
thanks so much

paulo gomes - Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

after living and working in uk 8 years if return to portugal what can i claim

Ari - Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I worked for five years in uk and i am leavin uk permanently. Can i claim tax refund on p45 form and how much time it takes and whether it can tranfer to my account in my country (india). Kindly advice me

kris - Saturday, September 15th, 2012

hi,I ave planed to move to states this October 2012 can I claim my whole tax which is from 2007-2012 is that possible? or only the current year? help me with this please:)

Paulo - Thursday, September 20th, 2012

I worked in UK for about 8 years, cam I claim those 8 years tax money back?

Mr Ravessh Kamal - Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

I have worked for 15 years in the UK and moved to Italy five years ago. I want to make a claim for my tax rebate. My previous employees have been unhelpful. Despite numerous requests they have not issued my P60 or P45. What can I do now to obtain this as I am running out of time?

Also during those 15 years, I also worked for other organisations. I want to claim for all the years I have worked in the UK. Can you advise me how I would do this as I have limited time now.

Jessica Martin - Friday, September 28th, 2012

Hi I am an Australian citizen who worked for 3 months in London I have been told that I have to do my tax refund at the airport the day I leave the UK to go back to Australia. Is this the case?

Jessica  - Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Hi There,

I lived in the uk for just under two years. I received a tax refund when i left the country for good last october. I have now this October received a letter saying i underpaid my tax but over 100 pounds even though i received a refund when i left. Is that possible and do i have to pay it back now that i am not living there?

Anonymus - Sunday, October 14th, 2012

HI. I left the Uk for Goodin May 2012. I reclaimed the tax for all the years i spent in Uk. Now I have changed my mind and like to come back to UK for Good in February 2013. Is that true that i cant work here for a couple of years when Im back? I cannot find any information about this online. Could You give me more info about what I have to do to be legally a worker in the UK. Im from a part of EU so i do not need visa. Thank you for your help.

Joanna - Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Hi I can cam back to Uk after I claim my tax fix and I left the UK. Thanks

Anil - Sunday, October 21st, 2012

If I claim my tax back . After 6 month again I want to came back to UK . Then UKBA they will give me the visa or not . Or if I got the visa can I work again or not??? Please guide me I am very confused.

matteo - Thursday, October 25th, 2012

i’ve been working full time for 2 years time . how much tax should i get back ?

GJI - Friday, October 26th, 2012

I’ve started to work in the UK in June 2011. I planning to go back to my country, and I have no plans to come back. I’m not sure I understand it. Can I get my all paid tax back? Or just some of it?
I heard if I want to leave the UK I can get back all my paid tax, if I won’t come back in the next 5 years.
Thank you for your answer!

Nicola - Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Hi their
I left the UK last month and have moved back to south africa my work sent my p45 to an incorrect address and now am unable to get it,I have asked for a statment of earnings on company headed paper to which they have just ignored me. Can I claim my tax back just by filing out a p85 and sending my last pay slip? please help thanks

Anonymous - Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Hi.. I used to live in the UK and have just received a tax rebate but I now live in the USA and I have closed down my UK bank account. Can i still claim this money? and how do i cash the cheque?

Anonymous - Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Hi.. I used to live in the UK and have just received a tax rebate but I now live in the USA and I have closed down my UK bank account. Can i still claim this money? and how do i cash the cheque?

Anna - Monday, November 12th, 2012

i worked in england for 10years .can i claim all income tax when i leave uk pernamently?

Deep Arora - Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Hello,

I am working in France from past 2 years and now I am moving to UK from my company.
Can I claim back income tax when I am leaving from France?
From where and How can I claim for it?

Please provide your inputs.

Thanks,
Deep

Marthina - Friday, November 23rd, 2012

I am leaving the UK soon permanently to return to my own country. Will I be able to claim back all my tax for the past 5 years that I have paid. I have not maid any claims in the past 5 years as I was working as a midwife for the NHS

Francesca Stefani - Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Goodmorning, my name is Francesca Stefani i’m italian and i been living in the UK for 4 years. Last years i left the UK, i did my claim for my tax back but the problem was that the company of my employer failed and he doesn’t give the statement of earnings or the p45 or the p60. After one mounth, i think, he star up with a new company( ding dong restaurant) and from june to october i paid a big amount of tax. my question is: why i cannot receive just the tax from the other company? there is not point you cannot give my tax back because my last employer failed with the other company and he cannot give the documents that i need! i’m very disappointed.

Jacky - Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Hi, hope you can see this. I have got my ILR (UK residence) in this year, after that I decided to move to another country to work, my understanding is I need to fill P85 to claim back, but does this mean I can’t return to UK for resident in the next 12 months or so pls? As my concern is they can’t let me go through the custom.

Thanks from Jacky

ally - Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Hi, Does the tax office notify you once the refund has been processed?

joao - Monday, December 10th, 2012

hey

i work about 4 months in uk, im already leave the country, should i ask for a refund?since they already pay me once because the tax code was wrong in the 2 first months!!!

den - Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Hi!
I’m an international student leaving UK permanently, now I received a letter from hmrc that I owe 499.95 pounds for I was given another tax allowance the 2nd time. Do I need to pay the underpaid tax?

reddy - Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

i am leaving UK permanently i wanna claim my tax, am i getting whole tax return which i paid from 4 years or only certain amount from that tax amount ? one more thing i wanna let you know that i am getting every year overpaid tax amount return. please let me know the details i will be thankful to you…

yann - Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Hi,
Im planning to leave this year.
I heard that i can my taxes back.
I not planning to come back in UK Can you pls tell me what can i get back.
Can you do the paper work for me?

Gula - Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Hi there!!
I would like to leave Uk, permanetly. I have been living here for 4 years, and i would like to refund all taxes, what i have paid here, is it possible

Nicolas - Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Hi , i’m french and working in the uk since march 2001 for the same conpany.
But in july i will leave the uk with the same company and be relocated in dubai . i won’t pay my tax in uk but in dubai . Is it worth to claim my tax back , how much can have back ?
Thank in advance ,

Nicolas

Daniel croft - Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Hi, I moved from uk to USA in 2004, am I entitled to claim anything? Will I have money owed to me?

TaxFix - Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Gula: If you are leaving the UK you can apply for a tax rebate. Usually you will only be eligible for a tax rebate for the year in which you are leaving the UK, but we can check for other years also. When you stop working you will be given a P45. When you have your P45. You can apply for your tax rebate with us here.

TaxFix - Sunday, January 20th, 2013

yann: If you have been working in the UK and will leaving to live in another country, then you can apply for a tax rebate. When you stop working your employer should give you a P45. When you have this you can make your claim here.

TaxFix - Sunday, January 20th, 2013

reddy: If you are leaving the UK will be able to claim a tax refund. The refund is usually just for the year in which you leave the UK. When you stop working you should be given a P45. You can then claim your tax rebate here.

Szilvia - Monday, January 21st, 2013

Hi. I read all answers, but still not so clear for me what happening if I leave Uk forever. I started my work march of 2007 and I still work for the same company. If I leave Uk the end of march 2013 do I get back all tax what I have paid or one part of that? And what happening if I leave Uk end of May? For example my earnings going to be by the end of march around 23400 and paid tax going to be around 3340. My question how much tax can I get back around if I leave Uk in march or end of may. Thank you very much forward for your answer.

TaxFix - Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Szilvia: If you are leaving the UK you will be able to claim a tax rebate, but usually you can not claim all of your tax back, just a portion of it. The amount of your tax rebate depends on how much you earned and paid in tax during each tax year (the tax year starts on the 6th April and it ends on 5th April of the following year. If you leave the UK in May, a new tax year will have started and you probably will not earn over the tax free allowance, so you may be able to claim back all of the tax that you have paid during that new tax year.

Sonia - Thursday, January 24th, 2013

I have been working in the UK for 5 months 2012 and I’ve left the country since November to go back to my country of origin. There are no deductions for tax on my pay slip. Do I still have to complete the P85 form? Thank you in advance

Dean - Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I’ve been in England for 16yrs I want to go back to Australia where I was born . Can I claim all my tax back.

TaxFix - Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Dean: If you are leaving the UK you will be able to claim a tax rebate, however you won’t be able to claim all your tax back. When you finish working you should be given a P45 from your employer, when you have your P45 you can make your claim here.

TaxFix - Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Sonia: If there were no deductions of tax, then there would be no tax refund.

Richard J - Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Hi I am Australian yet I have a UK passport which I use for everything whilst in the UK.
I am leaving in july to go back to Australia for good. What do I do with my p45 when I get it and how do I claim back the tax I have paid? What kind of tax (N.I., PAYE etc.) will i be able to claim and how much much if any?
Many Thanks
Richard

TaxFix - Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Richard J: When you are given your P45 you can make your tax rebate claim here.

Tango - Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Hi,I’m not a British citizen,but a Commonweath,and am in the Army.I’ve been in the Army for 11 years now but been made redundant recently.I’m leaving the UK in a couple of months time.Can I claim all my tax back?

Lily - Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Hello,.
If I was working in the UK during 4 years, I left the country, but after 4 years I returned to the UK, I worked again, then can I still make a claim?
I can make a claim for up to 6 years, I know, but 6 years from my last job or from my first leaving date from the UK?

TaxFix - Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Lily: Everytime you leave the UK you can make a claim, assuming that it is a new tax year.

TaxFix - Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Tango: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate, however you won’t be able to claim it all back, just for the year in which you are leaving the country. When you stop working you will be given a P45. When you have that you can make your claim.

Guillaume - Monday, April 1st, 2013

Hi,

Even after reading many of the questions and comments, all of this remain very confusing to me.

I’m taking my example and would like you to enlighten me on this.

I’m foreigner and lived and worked in UK for the past 5 years.
I’ve always been paying the right amount of taxes.
I’ve been paying for £25000 taxes ( NI not included ) over these 5 past years

Am I eligible to claim back the taxes I have paid?

Will I get the full amount back?

Many thanks

Kind regards

Guillaume

Sneha - Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

I left UK in 2012 January. I worked there from 2007 March to 2012 January. I have contacted HMRC and I did send P85 form for 2011-2012 year tax return. But they paid only £128. Is that the only amount I can claim if I left UK?

TaxFix - Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Sneha: The amount that you can claim is based on how much you earned and paid in tax during the eligible tax years. Most people think they can claim back all of their tax but this isn’t usually the case, it’s only any over payment based on your tax free allowance.

TaxFix - Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Guillaume: It is unlikely that you will be able to claim all your tax back. Most people think that if they are leaving the UK that they can claim all their tax back, this is not usually the case. The tax refund is usually only for the year in which they are leaving the UK, because, as you are leaving the UK part way through the tax year you will not have received your full tax free allowance and hence can make a claim. Let me know if you have any other questions.

paulo - Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Hi i work in london 7 years never i want to go to my country i can i get my tax back?
Were i can go and do it?i m still working

TaxFix - Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Paulo: If you are leaving the UK you can claim a tax rebate. You can make your claim when you stop working. When you finish working your employer should give you a P45. When you have your P45 you can make your claim here.

S M Zafrul Hasan - Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Hi I am living in London for 4 yrs as a student. But I am working as a full time worker from beginning. because my employer always has given me more hours. however, i needed money, that’s why i have studied and worked together.In average, I earn like 19k per year. Now i have decided to move to Bangladesh forever. My question is… can I claim for my whole 4 years tax back? And what i need to do if its possible? please let me know…..

TaxFix - Saturday, May 4th, 2013

S M Zafrul Hasan: If you are leaving the UK your tax refund will usually just be for the year in which you leave the country. We can check other eligible years to see if you are due a tax refund for any of them. If you would like our help claiming your tax refund, you can apply here.

Meetul Patel - Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

I left UK 3years back n worked for a company for almost 5years and paid 19000+ tax so how much tax I can get back or refund ??

TaxFix - Friday, May 24th, 2013

Meetul Patel: The amount of your tax refund will depend on how much you earned and how much you paid in tax during each eligible year. You can use our tax rebate calculator to get an estimate.

Doyin - Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Hello,
I have read most comments and answers and am not sure I fully understand. I am a foreigner, studied, lived and worked in the Uk for almost 4years and paid taxes in all that time (I am aware I have been in the right tax band and so haven’t overpaid on taxes). I have since relocated but am made to understand I am supposed to claim back my taxes. How true is this?
Are tax refunds done on overpaid taxes only?
Or am I actually due some sort of refund based on the circumstance?

Asun Henares - Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Hi.

I am a Spanish national who has worked in the UK from Sep 1998 to April 2010, nearly 12 years. I left in July 2010 and now I have decided I´m not coming back.

Can I claim tax and NI contributions back for the whole period or part of it?

Can I give up my state pension rights and claim that money back?

Thank you kindly.

Virseg - Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Hi, my working period in the UK was from November 2012 until the end of May 2013. The annual period is until April so to apply for my taxes back of the very month of May do I have to enclose another P-85 form or it is all included in the same period?

Thank you very much

Maria - Monday, June 24th, 2013

I am planning to leave the UK in the beginning of the New year, I would like to know what steps to take

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Maria: If you are laeving the UK you can claim a tax rebate. When you stop working you’ll get a P45. When you have your P45, you can apply for your tax rebate here: http://taxfix.co.uk/claim

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Virseg: You can include just one P85

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Asun Henares: As you left the UK you will be able to claim a tax rebate but not a national insurance refund. Claiming a tax rebate does not affect your eligibility to receive any state pension as you are simply claiming back an over payment of tax as you left the UK part way through the tax year.

TaxFix - Friday, June 28th, 2013

Doyin: It is true that you can claim a tax refund. Even if you were on the correct tax code, as you left the UK part way through the tax year you usually wouldn’t have received your full tax free allowance, as this is allocated evenly throughout the year. As a result someone who leaves the UK usually overpays tax and can claim a refund. If you would like us to check if you are due a tax refund, you can apply here.