Leaving The UK? Claim A Tax Refund
Most people who leave the UK are unaware that there is a very high chance of being eligible for a tax refund which can amount to over a thousand pounds if they have worked before leaving the UK.
Everyone who works in the UK is given a tax free allowance which in 2012/2013 is £8,105. This allowance is usually divided throughout the year so you receive a proportion in each pay packet. If you subsequently decide to leave the UK, part-way through the tax year, you will not have received your entire tax free allowance and as a result you will be due a tax refund.
When you finish working you should be given a P45 from your employer. On your P45 there should be an amount for your income and tax for the year. Input these figures into a Tax Refund Calculator to see how much you’re eligible to receive.
Once you have established that you are due a tax refund you can send your P45 and any P60s that you may have for previous years, together with a P85/P86 and a completed form P91 to your local tax office. Alternatively you can use a tax agency to claim your Tax Refund For Leaving The UK. The time limit on making a claim is 6 years. So if you have left the UK anytime in the last 6 years you can still make a claim.
If you have any further questions about claiming a tax refund do not hesitate to contact Tax Fix
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