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how do you find out  if I are due a tax rebate

This short article will help you to find out if you may be due a tax rebate from the Inland Revenue. If you can not find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our tax refund team.

Who can claim a tax refund?
Basically anyone who has over paid income tax. There could be a variety of reasons why you are due a tax refund including:

  • Leaving the country
  • Working while a student and earning below the tax free allowance
  • Retiring from work
  • Being made unemployed
  • Being on an emergency tax code.

How do I find out if I am due a tax rebate?
If you have been in the same job for over a year it is unlikely that you will be due a tax rebate.

You can still check and so can everyone else by using their P60s which should be given to you by your employer at the end of each tax year (around April 5th).

Input your total income and total tax paid for the year from your P60 into our tax rebate calculator and it will show you if you are due a tax refund.

I have lost my P60/P45 – Can I still claim/check
Yes. All you can check using your payslips.

Your pay slips should also tell you how much you have paid in tax and how much you have earned in the tax year.

Alternatively you can ask your employer or former employer for a ‘statement of earnings’ on headed paper. Your statement of earnings will show the same information as a P60 and can be used as a replacement when claiming a tax rebate.

Your employer is required by the data protection act to provide a statement of earnings.


How do I go about applying for a tax rebate?
We provide a free assessment and old charge a fee of 17.5% if you are due a tax rebate. You can make a claim online now.

When does my tax rebate expire?
You can claim a tax rebate for any time in the last 6 years. To avoid the possibility of your tax rebate expiring it is advisable to claim as soon as possible.

 

Tax Rebate - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Hi can i still apply for a tax rebate for the year 2008/2009 or is it too late as new tax year has started

TaxFix - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Tax Rebate: Even though the tax year is still over you can still make a claim. You can apply your your tax rebate here.

Anonymous - Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I’ve been working for the same company for 10 years & never claimed a tax rebate. Am I entitled to a tax rebate?

TaxFix - Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Anonymous: It depends on how much you have earned and how much you have paid in tax. You can check using our tax rebate calculator and your P60. Usually if you have been working for the same company and not changed jobs or stopped working, you will have paid the correct amount of tax.

Anonymous - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

im a self emplyed builder and have just left my last job and been messed around with money, my boss at th time had my UTR number and has been deducting 20% each week from my wage and says my tax is payed, i dont trust him so how can i find out if it has been payed or if he has pocketed the money ?

TaxFix - Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Anonymous: You can contact your local tax office and ask them what details they have on file for the amount of tax that you have paid.

Anonymous - Sunday, July 18th, 2010

what if i did nt work the hole year april to april because i did april 09 to fed 10

Anonymous - Monday, July 19th, 2010

I have to pay tax on my company benefits (Company Car and Health Insurance) and also contribute to a Pension Scheme. Do you have anything that can help me calculate the tax I should be paying which includes tax payable on benefits?

TaxFix - Monday, July 19th, 2010

Anonymous: If you did not work the whole tax year you may be due a tax rebate. When you stopped working you should have been given a P45. If you have this you can apply for a tax rebate here.

mrs hair - Monday, July 19th, 2010

i was self-employed for 24 years and stopped working in march 2009, am i due a tax rebate?

TaxFix - Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

mrs hair: If you are self employed you should normally do a tax return. When you complete your tax return any refund is automatically calculated.

Anonymous - Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I have to pay tax on my company benefits (Company Car and Health Insurance) and also contribute to a Pension Scheme. Do you have anything that can help me calculate the tax I should be paying which includes tax payable on benefits?

Anonymous - Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I have to pay tax on my company benefits (Company Car and Health Insurance) and also contribute to a Pension Scheme. Do you have anything that can help me calculate the tax I should be paying which includes tax payable on benefits?

Anonymous - Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I have to pay tax on my company benefits (Company Car and Health Insurance) and also contribute to a Pension Scheme. Do you have anything that can help me calculate the tax I should be paying which includes tax payable on benefits?

Anonymous - Monday, July 26th, 2010

I have to pay tax on my company benefits (Company Car and Health Insurance) and also contribute to a Pension Scheme. Do you have anything that can help me calculate the tax I should be paying which includes tax payable on benefits?

Anonymous - Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I have to pay tax on my company benefits (Company Car and Health Insurance) and also contribute to a Pension Scheme. Do you have anything that can help me calculate the tax I should be paying which includes tax payable on benefits?

Anonymous - Monday, August 2nd, 2010

i worked until oct 2009 in a job then left to go to a small company i left there in dec and they said i was paying tax but never gave me a wage slip…i have only worked for 4 weeks this year and not claimed any benefits could i be due any tax back..i paid in total £1300 tax..

TaxFix - Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Anonymous: It depends on how much you earned and paid in tax during the tax year (April 6th until April 5th of the following year). Input these two amounts into our tax calculator and it will tell you if you are due a tax rebate.

lee wilson - Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

i have the letter in the house tellin me how much i am due but i am not working at the moment does that effect me claiming my tax reabte ?

TaxFix - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

lee wilson: You can make a claim for previous tax years but you will need to wait for the current tax year to finish before making a claim for this year.

Danielle Hancock - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I have had 2×2 jobs in the past and have moved address and don’t know if I am due a tax rebate? waht do I need to do

TaxFix - Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Danielle Hancock: It all depends on how much you earn and how much you pay in tax. You can check to see if you are due a rebate by using our tax rebate calculator here

Anon - Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I’ve had two seperate periods of working as a student of approx 6 months each but still paid tax while working during these periods, is it likely i’ll be due a rebate?

if so will i be able to request a ‘statement of earnings’ from my employer from August 07?

TaxFix - Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Anon: Did you earn under the tax free allowance (currently £6,475) in each tax year, if so you can claim all your tax back. If you earned over you still may be due a rebate, you can use our tax refund calculator to check. You can ask your previous employer for a statement of earnings, they must provide it and this can be used to claim your refund.

Anon - Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

I have just submitted my first tax return and have been informed i am eligable for quite a large refund, i didnt work in the year 2009-10 and only registered as self employed in august 2010, how am i eligable for such a large return?

abbey - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

i have been working last 22year and i never claim
tax rebate do i need to claim

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Anon: It is hard to say without knowing your situation. Did you pay more tax than you should have, this is usually why you can claim a large tax refund.

charlene mullen - Friday, February 11th, 2011

if you have not worked for the full tax year can you claim back all tax you payed wen you were working?

donna ellam - Sunday, February 13th, 2011

i know i paid a lot of tax when i work from april 2007 to april/may 2008 but ive lost p60 and wage slips how do i claim my tax back x

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

donna ellam: If you have lost your P60 you can write to your employers at the time, and ask for a ‘statement of earnings’ on company headed paper which can be used as a replacement.

TaxFix - Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

charlene mullen: It depends on how much you have earned, if you have earned below the tax free allowance (currently £6475 but increasing to £7475 next year) then you can.

Gordon Turner - Friday, February 25th, 2011

I am a contract worker, but not self employed, I pay full tax for the year but usually only work about 7 to 8 months of the year. what forms do i have to fill out to claim any tax owed to me?

Rowena - Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hi there,

I was made redundant in nov 2007 and didn’t start a new job until April 2008. Will I be due a rebate for that year??

terri - Thursday, March 10th, 2011

hi, my tax code is BR and on my p45, week1/month1 is crossed, i was on jsa from september to october and then got a part time job in october for about 3 weeks, i then got offered a job with more hours and so finished the previous job. my new job at argos started october and ended at the end of january, since then i have been back on jsa.
do you think i will be due a tax refund? and if so, does the amount of jsa you’ve had get taken off the amount of tax refund you are due?
im really confused!

TaxFix - Thursday, March 10th, 2011

terri: You may be due a tax refund, you can check at the end of the tax year (April 5th) using our tax calculator if you know how much earned and paid in tax in total during the tax year. Your JSA will count as earnings, so you should take this into account when you use the calculator.

Nikki  - Monday, April 11th, 2011

I would like to know if i can claim any tax back from my last job which ended in march 2010. i only got 2 pay checks

NixT@hotmail.co.uk

Mark Mealing - Monday, April 18th, 2011

Hello, I work for Airbus UK and worked abroad in France for the company from 2004-2009, my tax was equalized each year by Airbus and France, appart from my last 8 months, i’m sure that the requirement for the equalization process is every six months! I recieved a tax rebate each year of being abroad up to my last visit which ended in October 2009. My question is “how can i find out if i am owed a final tax rebate payment” Yours with thanks.

stephen george fairbairn - Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

do i need to be self employed to recive a tax rebate?

Christophersword - Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

i have filed for back taxes how do I find out when my check was or is going to be sent out

Olive - Monday, July 25th, 2011

Hi, I have been working in the same job for the past 2yrs and 8.5mths. I am now leaving the country. I have received tax back from the previous yrs but would like to know would I be due any from 2011??

Samantha - Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Is therer anyway u can find out, wen u are being paid ur tax?

Hayley - Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hi, How do i find out if i can recieve another p60 as i have lost mine?

will thornton - Monday, October 10th, 2011

can i still apply for a tax rebate if i have no pay slips?

tax road. - Friday, November 18th, 2011

I have bought a car and did not find any tax road in there.How do I know does my car still have got a Tax Road?If yes,How can I make a copy of Tax disk?Thank you.

stephen clarke - Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

i have had a few different jobs in the last 6 years including a lot of agency work is there a way to find out if im due anything without the p45s or p60s or old payslips i have also moved a lot in last 6 years

kellie - Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

how can i find out if i got a tax rebate due or not

Nick - Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Ive worked for three companies this year and unfortunately two have gone into administration and have not recieved my my monthly tax voucher will the inland revenue have a record of how much tax I’ve paid for my self assessment

colin  - Sunday, January 15th, 2012

its my first year as being self employed and i only turned over just under 4 thousand pound but my set up costs came too just over 4 thousand do you know if im entitled to claim any expences back thank you

Annon mum - Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I worked from 2003 – 2007 for a company , then change jobs to become a Foster career would I be entitled to a rebate?

Tracy - Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I am not sure if i filed taxes last year i gad a job but cant remember when it was, cause i stayed at home with my son, is there anyway i can find out if i am waiting for anything in the mail for an old employer i know that have till Janusary 31 2012 to send in the mail, but can i find out sooner

Crystal - Monday, January 30th, 2012

state of Ga.is holding their refund for me said need to fax w-2 to them for that year what if i cant remember where i worked

Daniel Douglas  - Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Hi I have been In my day job for about 3 years or more now but I have also been working as a doorman for approx 18 months and have also worked odd days here and there at a friends workplace helping out all jobs are on the books of course how do I no if I am entitled to a tax rebate? Thanks

kenneth rudd - Saturday, February 4th, 2012

how can i find out if i am due a tax rebate??

Kathryn Tidd - Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I work part time as a teacher with a local authority. For the last two and a half years I have been undertaking masters and PhD level study which is relevant to my job. I have been paying my own fees (nearly £2000 p.a.). Can this be classed as a tax exempt expense in the same way as my professional union fees?

carol - Thursday, March 1st, 2012

can i claime any of my tax back witch i pay monthly from my wages

Juliette - Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Although I did not work for the year of 2011 I paid taxes for my home and car, does this entitle me to a refund?

lee - Sunday, March 11th, 2012

If I’m due a tax rebate and I’ve moved address what do I need to do?

scotty - Monday, March 19th, 2012

hi ive been employed by the same company for over 10 years now, working long hrs and paying lots of tax, now most of my co-workers have been receiving rebates for no apparent reason or without applying for them, how would i know if i should be receiving a rebate too???
thanks in advance

goddess mitchell - Saturday, March 24th, 2012

I did not work in 2011 n a few off my friend have not also but they got a tax rebate but they never worked before n i have can i get a rebate also

sheila - Sunday, March 25th, 2012

i have been working for 26 years and have recently finished am i entitled to any tax refund

luke - Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

if i did not work all year can i claim all the tax i paid back

tracy butchart - Thursday, April 5th, 2012

ive worked and paid tax since i was 17 and in 20 years have never had a tax rebate. how do i find out if im owed any money??

mary - Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I have not claimed my tax for the past 6 can I still claim?

greg - Saturday, April 21st, 2012

ive just come out of prison after serving 10 years can i claim a tax rebate . i was working before i went to prison ?

kevin leyland - Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

last month my tax deductions said £444.00 and this month it just says £50 has my tax code changed? or am i due a rebate?

nickd - Thursday, April 26th, 2012

hi i got layed off from work in 2011 i worked 7months and earned just under £7000 i paid £915 tax i havnt worked since should i be getting my tax back do i have to fill any rebate forms in or do i get a cheque sent to me i was employed by a company so wasnt self employed can u help me pleaseeeee

Alex. - Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Will I get a tax rebate if I was working 8 months last year and I also received JSA during the rest of the taxable period?

ashley - Monday, May 28th, 2012

can i get a tax rebate as im only 19 years old??

annonymous - Thursday, June 21st, 2012

i went self employed jan 2012 but recieved a penalty notice for a tax return dated 10-11.. when i called hmrc they said this is correct.. how is this possible and what can i do about it

Erii - Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Is there any way of knowing which years you have & havent claimed a tax refund?

denis white - Saturday, July 7th, 2012

i was off work for 3 weeks am i due a tax rebate

neil - Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Ive been on benefits for part of this tax year but now i have a job and am paying tax. Can i get a rebate???
Thanks

david hannan - Monday, July 30th, 2012

i have been working in the same place for 36 years am i due a tax rebate,ive never had one

EMMA H - Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Hi there,
I was unemployed for a period of 5 months between Oct 2011 and Mar 2012 – am I likely to be due a tax rebate based on the tax I paid between Apr 2012 and Oct 2012?

keith hill - Monday, October 22nd, 2012

i have been off work for 2 years after an accidient at work and now i longer work for the company can i get a tax rebate

Sarah - Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

I was on JSA two months. I only worked 6 months in the tax year 2011-2012 I earned £7000 and paid around £1000 in tax. I have tried to claim a rebate but I was told that as I have claimed job seekers allowance I am not entitled to it!! Is this correct even though my rebate was roughly due to be £800 and I only received £240 JSA.

simon - Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Hi,ive just handed in self assesment for the years 06 to2011 but the tax office have only allowed for the last 3years for a tax rebate and say i owe them money even tho i payed my tax at source and payed more than i should of is that not wrong. Thanks

Ron - Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Hi, i have not worked since i was made redundant in july 2012, would i be entitled to a tax rebate, i don’t claim any dss benefits.

TaxFix - Friday, February 8th, 2013

Ron: Maybe. The tax year is not over yet, it finishes on the 5th April. Depending on how much you earn in total during the tax year you may be due a refund. You can check by using our tax refund calculator here.

Lynsey macdonald - Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I have just received a letter from hmrc saying that I am employed by saga group plc but I have worked for Arnold Clark auto since November 2011 I’m I paying the right tax?

Paul Allan - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I was over charged tax on my redundancy and have since started a new job am I entitled a rebate

TaxFix - Thursday, April 11th, 2013

If you have overpaid tax you can claim a tax rebate. You should shortly be given your P60 in either April or May. When you have this you can make your claim here.

Mr neil heslop - Monday, April 15th, 2013

I’ve not had a tax refund since about 1991 how do i find out if i’am due any

Jim Potts - Monday, April 15th, 2013

I am a retired Police Officer and so I pay tax on my pension, however, I was also employed by the Police authority in another role, until 7th November 2012 and paid tax from that role. As I have left that job and am now unemployed, although I don’t actually ‘sign on’, will I have over paid tax on the job I left in November ?

Steven - Monday, April 15th, 2013

Hello,

I have never had a tax rebate and have been emergency taxed several times. Once I left a job and for some reason my final pay got Emergency taxed, I got taxed £600 more then I normally did, I went to the tax office and they said the employer shouldnt have done it as the pay didnt exist. He said I would get it back through the job centre or a cheque at the end of the tax year, I still have never ever recieved a tax rebate! Is there anyway you can find out if you have ever had one? I ask as me and my father share the same name and he could have recieved a cheque and thought it was for him, Also this was a good 6 years ago! Is there anyway of getting all my old wage information from all my previous employers? Thank you in advance

Louise - Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Hi there am not working not been workin for 4 years I got a tax rebate last year 2012 will I get a tax rebate this year 2013

TaxFix - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

You can contact your old employers and ask them to provide a statement of earnings which can be used as a replacement for a P45/P60.

TaxFix - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

You are only due a tax refund if you have overpaid tax. You can check to see if you have overpaid tax using our tax calculator and your P60 here.