Left Or Leaving The UK? Claim Your Tax Refund Today

If you are leaving the UK soon, or resettled up to 4 years ago, there is a high chance that the UK tax office owes you some money back.

Any tax back that you are owed for leaving the UK can only be refunded by HMRC if you apply.

Making your UK tax refund application within the timescales is vital to avoid missing out on what you are owed back.

Read on to discover everything you need to know about how to claim your leaving the UK tax refund.

Why you could be owed a leaving the UK tax rebate:

  • You have stopped working and left the UK in the last four years.
  • You have income from a UK pension or rental property on which you are still paying UK income tax, even though you live abroad.
  • You pay UK Income Tax although you are employed in another country and classed as a non resident.

What form do I use to claim back a leaving the UK tax refund?

A P85 form or self assessment tax return is normally required all depending on your circumstances in the tax year in which you leave the UK.

Claiming a tax refund using a P85:

HMRC will expect a P85 form if you don’t submit a self assessment tax return. The P85 form is best submitted online but can be sent to HMRC by post.

The P85 can be accepted by HMRC on or after the date you leave the UK and can repay any overpaid tax as soon as your P85 has been processed.

Claiming a leaving the UK tax refund on a self assessment tax return:

If HMRC ask you to complete a self assessment tax return you will repaid any tax refund after your tax return has been submitted and processed.

You will need to abide by the normal self assessment tax return submission deadline rules and other timescales.

To find out more about UK tax refunds when you leave the UK you can use our free left UK tax back guide.

Calculating your UK tax refund

How much you may be owed will depend on a number of factors which include:

  • Your total income and tax paid under PAYE and self employment.
  • If you had any company benefits or work related expenses.
  • If you were classed as being a UK non resident.
  • The number of years you worked and paid tax in the UK.

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Use our calculator to find out how much you can claim

Just enter the tax year and your pay and tax figures and the calculator will do the rest.

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