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Do You Qualify For a Tax Rebate?

do you qualify for a tax refundAll over the country people are receiving their P60′s and many are collecting tax refunds from over payments of tax on their wages. You might see a friend or family member getting a tax refund and be wondering ‘Do I qualify for a tax rebate?’ This article will help to answer this and other questions for you.

  1. Do I qualify for a tax rebate?
  2. What is the criteria for getting a tax refund?
  3. What is the deadline for claiming a tax rebate?
  4. Does claiming a tax refund affect my work permit?

Do I qualify for a tax rebate?

This will depend on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax within the year. We have updated our tax refund calculator which you can use to see if you qualify to make a claim. Just put your tax and income totals into the respective boxes and press ‘calculate’.

What is the criteria for getting a tax refund?

There are a number of reasons why you could be eligible. Including:

  • Working part time
  • Studying and working at the same time
  • Being put on an emergency tax code
  • Leaving the UK
  • Earning below the tax free allowance (currently £6,475)
  • And a number of other reasons

 

What is the deadline for claiming a tax rebate?

deadline for claiming tax refundThe deadline used to be 6 years to make a tax refund claim but this has been reduced to 4. So if you think you could be due a tax refund from any time in the last 4 years, why not make a claim. The average refund amounts to hundreds of pounds and each year over £300,000,000 goes unclaimed. We recommend you do not wait for the deadline and make your claim as soon as possible because often the application process can take more time then expected.

 

 

Does claiming a tax refund affect my work permit?

Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to work in the UK. When you claim a tax refund you are simply claiming an overpayment of tax, which is rightfully yours.

Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about this article or if you need anything clarified.

 

Vicki Clifford - Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I work part time 3days a week could I be
entitled to a tax rebate x

admin - Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Yes, often people who work part time overpay tax and can then claim a tax refund. What determines if you are due a tax refund is how much you earn and how much you pay in tax during the year. If you earn below £6475 then you can claim back all of your tax. If you earn more you can still be due a tax refund but you may not be able to claim back 100% of it.

anna - Friday, April 16th, 2010

I am holding a UK PERMENANT RESIDENT status, and I intend to leave UK for a while but may come back to the UK carry on living. if I apply for tax refund because I am leaving the country, will that affect my UK permenant residency status?

admin - Friday, April 16th, 2010

Hi Anna,

Claiming a tax refund does not affect your eligibility to work in the UK. Often people are due a tax refund when they leave the UK. If you return and work in the UK within the tax year you may need to pay tax.

Emily - Monday, April 19th, 2010

I worked for 6 months last year then was unemployed for the next 5, during which I claimed job seekers allowance for 1 month. For the whole year I earned about £8000 and paid almost £800 in tax, can I claim any of this back as I didnt work the whole year?

hayley - Monday, April 19th, 2010

Hi I currently work full time on £6 ph and have done for 2 years, I get taxed on my wages am I elegiable for a tax claim?

admin - Monday, April 19th, 2010

Hi Hayley,

How much did you earn roughly between April 2009 and April 2010?

If it was below £6,475 then you can claim back all of your tax as you will have earned below the tax free allowance.

If you have earned more you can still claim a tax refund but it may not be 100% of your tax paid.

Your tax refund will depend on how you earned and how much you paid in tax.

You can claim your tax refund by going to:

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

cs - Sunday, June 6th, 2010

are you entitled to the full tax free allowance even if you were in the uk for only 1 or 2 months working? or is it pro-rated down to 1 or two months.

TaxFix - Monday, June 7th, 2010

cs: You are entitled to the full tax free allowance (currently £6,475), it is not pro rated. Therefore if you earn below £6,475 in those 1/2 months you can claim all your tax back here.

jade - Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hi, I am recieving job seekers and i have just made a claim for tax back, will this affect my job seekers allowance or will i still recive it?

TaxFix - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

jade: When you claim a tax refund, you are claiming tax that you overpaid and should not have paid in the first place. It should have no affect on your JSA.

ebs - Friday, July 30th, 2010

I resigned from work last april after a continuous 3 years of work. My objective is to have a stint at running own business which has not taken effect yet. Unemployed but not claiming benefits, I dont intend to go back to employment until perhaps I am able to get the business off the ground. I anticipate another year or so. Could I claim any tax back?

TaxFix - Friday, July 30th, 2010

ebs: If you are going to become self employed or the director of a company you will need to do a tax return for the year and any tax rebate should be calculated through this.

terrence dean - Friday, August 20th, 2010

i sent my forms on monday the 8 august 2010 have you recived my forms please responed by e mail

TaxFix - Monday, August 23rd, 2010

terrence dean: You can contact the processing team on admin@admin.taxfix.co.uk or by calling 0203 151 2829

Timmy Francis - Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

in 2007 i worked for a company called s.m roofing i was there for about 6months then i got the sack then about 2 years later the company went bust ive still got my all my pay slips people have told me i can so im just askin

kenneth goodwin - Sunday, November 7th, 2010

hi

i am 49 years of age and have worked continously for the last 30 years, a colleague of mine has told me that i can apply for a tax rebate?

would you know whether this is correct or not?

thsnks you

TaxFix - Monday, November 8th, 2010

kenneth goodwin: Normally if you have had the same job for a long period of time you pay the right amount of tax. You can check to see if you are due a rebate by using our tax rebate calculator here

marie newell - Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I have worked continuously since leaving school without a break and am now 49 years old. Am I entitled to any tax relief or tax back as like everyone else, I am struggling with the exorbitant cost of living in the UK

TaxFix - Thursday, December 30th, 2010

marie newell: It all depends on how much you have earned and paid in taxes during the last 4 years. If you have overpaid tax you can make a claim. Usually if you have been working for a full year with the same employer you usually pay the correct amount of tax. You can check using our tax rebate calculator.

peter ball - Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

handed in my tax form to my accountant last october..he made an error on my expenses still waiting to hear about my tax rebate…also being charged £100 what do i do an how long do i wait before i should be cocerned

HILARY POOLE - Monday, April 11th, 2011

Iwas made redundant 31.12.10 and have been on jobseekers allowance since 13 1 11 am i entitled to any sort of rebate

Amy - Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hi, I applied for my Tax rebate via post in January. 6 weeks ago I was told it was being released, then when I didn’t receive it I was told it was going throughout security, then I was told it had been stopped and nobody could tell me why. I keep calling to find out what’s going on, but nobody can tell me and they say they have to send internal emails and it will take 5 working days before I hear anything. However I have heard this 3 times and still nothing. Can you give me any advice on what I can do please? Thank you

Mick - Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Hi there. I was recently made redundant and checked the tax rebate calculator and it said i could be owed nearly 100 pounds. I recently applied and was granted the job seekers. Am i right in saying i cannot apply for the tax rebate until i stop claiming job seekers. When i do stop claiming ko seekers and restart work will alot of tax rebate be lost cause i was on job seekers.
Many thanks
Mick

T - Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I am working as a dog handler on PAYE. I own the dog and i have just spent £11000 on a new van for transporting the dog to and from work. Can I claim any tax back for this van and or anything else.
Regards Tom

Jack  - Thursday, May 31st, 2012

I am owed a tax rebate but I was on job seekers allowance does it take that off on my tax rebate?

sarah smith - Monday, July 9th, 2012

i worked from 2006 to 2009 for the same company it was a job that i did not work 52 weeks of the year for the whole time i was there i earned £4963.17 – it says this on my p45, i paid tax of £145.20 for the whole time also, would i be entitled to any rebate?

Trevor Maginn - Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Hello,
I worked for a family buisness until it closed in oct 2010 now I didn’t get a job until aug 2011. In the 11 month period I didn’t apply to receive any benifits or claim back tax refund or even receive a redundancy amount, I worked there for 10 -12 yrs, full time. Could I possible apply for any rebates now?

Trevor Maginn - Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Hello,
I worked for a family buisness until it closed in oct 2010 now I didn’t get a job until aug 2011. In the 11 month period I didn’t apply to receive any benifits or claim back tax refund or even receive a redundancy amount, I worked there for 10 -12 yrs, full time. Could I possible apply for any rebates now?

Mario - Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

I worked 6 months and my other 6 months i claimed unemployment . Im going to claim my child as a dependant will i be eligible for a tax refund?

Mario - Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

I worked 6 months and the other 6 months i claimed unemployment am i eligible for a tax return