PAYE Tax Rebate
What is PAYE?
PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) is a tax collected by employers when
making wage or salary payments. Your PAYE rate depends upon what PAYE tax code you are on.
If you have been put on the wrong PAYE tax band by the Inland Revenue
(see next paragraph), there is a very good chance that you can claim
a PAYE tax refund. Another reason why you could be due a PAYE rebate
is because every person working in the UK has a PAYE allowance.
Anything earned in this allowance is free from PAYE tax.
How much is PAYE?
It depends. It can be anything from 10% to 40%. Check out our PAYE tax rate table for more details.
What do I need to do if emergency tax affects me?
If you are due a PAYE refund anythime in the last 6 years and want to claim a tax rebate, simply contact one of our agents who will be more then happy to help.
Anonymous - Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
I am currently employed as a joiner. would it be possible to claim a tax refund on my van and deisel and any other items i have to buy for my job (tools, workwear,)
TaxFix - Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Anonymous: Are you self employed? If so you would be able to claim back any expenses when you do your self assessment tax return.
Anonymous - Friday, May 28th, 2010
how much will you charge to reclaim £1689 from PAYE with tax code 647L?
TaxFix - Saturday, May 29th, 2010
Anonymous: 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% if you send in your application within 14 days of applying at:
If you send in your application after 14 days of registering at the address above, we charge 18.9%.
lee - Saturday, June 12th, 2010
I have worked for a company since 2008. The name of the company has changed numerous times I think as a result of bankruptcy. I was given a p45 in march with a date on as october 31st 2009. However I have never left & the company renamed itself in January 2010. The paye ref no changed & from feb-mar my payslip shows I have earnt 4218.45 gross to date??? I only work part time & earn 74.40 a week?? Has this been added to the figure I earnt when it was a different company?? I also have another part time job & have paid emergency tax on both jobs since 2008. Is this right??
TaxFix - Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Lee: I would try and reconcile the amounts from your wage slips with the P45. You can also write to your employer and ask for a statment of earnings for the years you have been with the company. If you have a second job, this should usually be emergency taxed.
kev - Sunday, June 20th, 2010
Could I claim for fuel? I do aprox 10’000 miles a year, just to get to work
TaxFix - Monday, June 21st, 2010
kev: You can not claim any mileage for going to work. You can only claim for places that are not between your home and place of work.
Anon - Monday, August 30th, 2010
My friend who runs her own business has not paid paye tax from her employees to the government for approx 4 years and obviously the staff have had these amounts deducted out of their wages. As far as I know the IR are chasing her but she just keeps avoiding them?! Anyway, I just wondered what the penalties are for this and what s likely to happen to her.
simon - Monday, September 13th, 2010
i am going self employed can i claim any tax back from being paye
colin mccartan - Saturday, November 13th, 2010
I want to find out if im due a tax rebate for last 6 years but have not got my p45 or p60 for these years, is there any other way i can find out if im due one and how to claim for it?
ronnie - Sunday, November 14th, 2010
I am in full time employment (paye). I am being supplied a van from the company i work for, but do not get fuel or tool allowance. Is there any chance of claiming for these..
TaxFix - Monday, November 15th, 2010
colin mccartan: If you do not have your P45 or P60, you can write to your employer that you were working for at the time and ask for a statement of earnings on company headed paper which will act as a replacement for a P60/P45. If you need help obtaining this we have a template letter you can use, just Email us on: email@example.com to receive a copy.
david jeans - Thursday, January 13th, 2011
I am PAYE working 60 miles from home . can i claim back my diesel
ying - Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
do i need to pay emergency tax if i work 25hrs/week and do selfemploy too or which kind of tax do i need to pay.thank you
anthony simpson - Monday, March 28th, 2011
when will i recieve my tax rebate i had a letter to say i was due 137 pound when will i recieve this
ian - Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
my employer charge me to use a company van can i claim tax back on paye
ann - Saturday, April 30th, 2011
i am 18 years old and my tax basis is E i am geting charged PAYE can i claim that back after a year?
ann - Saturday, April 30th, 2011
i am 18 years old and my tax basis is E i am getting charged PAYE can i claim all my money back at the end of the year?
Cyril priestley - Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
i have been made unenployed since 9th march i have never been out of work for over 20 years will a get a rebate
Sushan - Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
HI, My fren went back to his country after living around 3 years, so can he claim his paid tax? If yes, how it can be done and what is the charge for your service/.
Anonymous - Thursday, October 20th, 2011
I am a university student on a industrial placement for a year I will be earning under 15k for the year but my last 3 pay slips have been taxed by 10% PAYE along with NI as well I was under the impression I didn’t have to pay tax until I earned over 15k and if so how can I claim this and stop it next month.
Mike - Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Hi – what documents would you need to support a tax rebate claim? I was paying PAYE over two tax years and have a P45 for that job, but at the end of the first tax year I was working I wasn’t given a P60, which makes things trickier. I do have most if not all of the payslips from that job, though since they were at weekly intervals there’s a fair few of them. I doubt I’ll be able to convince my old job to send me a P60 now, since I seem to remember it’s company policy to erase employee data after we leave.
Pauloconnor - Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Hi there alot of my work mates have been receiving tax returns dating back 5years for expenses for traveling and public transport ,petrol etc through paye I was wandering if you’d felt with such things
Vaidas - Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
I worked through agency’s on TEMP contracts (PAYE). Can I get my tax refunded. I spoke with me colleagues at work they said for example if my tax code is 747L it means that my total salary has to be more than 7470pounds at the end of tax year. But if I didn’t earn that much money is there any possible way get refund for my taxes?
Angie - Thursday, March 8th, 2012
I have been working for a main retail chain and have to wear smart clothing/suits in my role as a manager. I wear casual clothing on an everyday basis when not at work. I spend approx £200/£300 a year on “work clothes” so am i entitled to any tax rebates due to the costs of buying them and having them launded ?
michael - Monday, April 16th, 2012
i am an employed carpenter and have to supply my own tools. Can i claim tax back on them?
MR D - Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Hi,i was wondereing if i can make a claim for tax back on the info below.Im PAYE.
1.DAYRATE £225 X 5 DAYS
2.LODGE £50 A NIGHT X 5 NIGHTS
3.RAIL FARE £70 A WEEK.
I TRAVEL 330 MILES A WEEK WITH MY OWN CAR TO GET TO WORK AND STAY IN A HOTEL FOR 5 NIGHTS SUNDAY TO FRIDAY.I HAVE LIVING EXPENCES LIKE EATING AND LAUNDRY TOO WHICH I NEED TO PAY OUT MY OWN POCKET.DO I HAVE ANY TAX CLAIM AS IM ALWAYS PAYING 40% TO THE TAX MAN WITH NOTHING COMING BACK.
YOUR REPLY ON THIS MATTER WOULD BE VERY HELP FULL
Gary - Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
I’m a employed scaffolder and have to buy all my own tools ppe and workwear can I get a rebate for this
Stephen - Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
I work and I am taxed PAYE
I also have a pension from a previous employer – which is taxed
My wife is retired and receives a state pension
My wife also as a small pension from a previous employer.
I have recently been informed I owe tax from 2 year ago. But several years previously I received a tax rebate afetr contacting a tax-claim company. It all seems so complex & I feel as though I am being ripped off.
Adam - Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Hi, i have recently gone self employed, can i get a rebate from my paye previous job? Thanks
bill - Thursday, November 15th, 2012
i work for a company i am fully employed but i have to supply ALL my own ppe and my tools is there any chance off gettin a tax rebate for this?
Vivion - Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Hi , I am a paye employee for a large construction company . Over the last year I have been placed on 3 different sites in the south east .I have driven my own van to and from work accruing best part of 35,000 miles .My accountant has submitted costs and subsistence for £8331 pounds , how much can I expect to receive from that ?.