Tax Refunds & Tax Returns made easy

If you drive your own vehicle or take public transport to different locations for work, there’s a good chance that you could be due an HMRC tax refund for your travel. It takes less than one minute to answer the 4 simple questions, but with an average 4-year tax rebate payout of £2,500 it could be the most valuable minute of your week.

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£2,500 - That's the average 4 year claim. Don't miss out!

About RIFT Refunds

Tax refunds specialists

Did you know you can claim UK tax back when you travel for work? The rules for a UK tax rebate can be tough to understand, but our RIFT tax specialists are the best in the business at handling travel and vehicle tax refunds for workers like you. With RIFT, online tax refunds are simple and stress-free.

At RIFT Tax Refunds we've claimed back over £225 million in tax rebates for over 98,000 people like you since 1999.  What's more, every single one is protected by our unique RIFT Guarantee so you'll never lose it again. We look after every claim on an individual basis so we can do what is best for your personal situation. There are no hidden costs and all aftercare is included.

We're the only company in the tax refund business to have been awarded the ICS Service Mark for outstanding customer service. Find out how we can help you today.

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Claiming with RIFT again?

It's even faster and easier to claim with us a second time! Find out how.

Why Use RIFT Refunds?

You will benefit from

RIFT guarantee

If HMRC wants your refund back, we cover it.

No hidden costs

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim.

Outstanding service

Rated by Institute of Customer Service.

All aftercare included

Free tax advice throughout the year.

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How RIFT helps you claim tax refunds online

From vehicle tax refunds to claiming for essential work expenses, it can take an expert to get a tax rebate from HMRC. The HMRC tax refund regulations are complicated enough that even tiny mistakes can leave you badly out of pocket. Worse yet, if you accidentally claim tax refunds you aren't owed, you'll quickly find yourself in serious difficulty.

It's the little details that matter when you're claiming a tax refund, and with your free MyRIFT account, you'll never be left in the dark.  MyRIFT makes it simple to check and update all your claim information, whenever you need to.  That's the secret to getting the most from your refund - and getting it fast!

RIFT's expertise in handling HMRC tax refunds is world-class. We take care of the whole process for you, so you never miss out or run into trouble. Try our Online Tax Rebate Calculator to get your tax refund claim started. It takes less than a minute to complete and gives an instant estimate of how much your refund will be.

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HMRC Tax Refunds

When can I claim my tax rebate?

You can claim for the last 4 tax years and the average first-time UK tax refund is around £2,500. It's a new tax year so which means it's a perfect time to get back what you're owed.  With just 4 simple questions to answer, we can find out if HMRC owes you money in under a minute. With £180 million of unclaimed tax refunds lining HMRC's pockets each year, it could be the most important minute you spend this week!

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Tax Returns

Self Assessment tax returns with RIFT

What is a tax return and how much tax do I owe? A common question and there are a few ways to work out how much tax you should be paying. If you're employed then tax will be taken from your salary by your employer using your tax code. If you have other sources of income, though, you may have calculations to make to work out your tax return. If you file HMRC Self Assessment tax returns then you'll already know that tax returns can be difficult to get right - and dangerous to get wrong.

If you're self-employed, you should get yourself registered for Self Assessment as soon as possible after you start trading. The deadline's the 5th of October in the year you started your self-employment. Miss that, and you're risking Self Assessment tax return penalties based on the potential lost tax. However, with RIFT on your side we can ensure that your tax returns are in safe hands.

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Customer Stories

''I got over £6,000 back and treated the kids''

''I saw the RIFT advert in The Sun and thought it was worth a shot to see if I was owed any money.  I've been with Galamast for 8 years now, use my own car to get around and am always travelling long distances to different sites.  I was chuffed when RIFT phoned and told me I got over £6,000 back - it was the easiest money I've got back in my life! I'll definitely be in touch with them again this year to see if I can get any more.  I've treated the kids to a few nice days out since I got the money so they're happy too!''

Adrian Chinnock, 57, Somerset

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Help your mates get their tax refund and get extra cash in your own pocket! 

At RIFT, we love it when happy clients tell their friends about us. We love it so much that we’re rewarding you for doing it!

We'll give you £50 for every friend you refer (T&Cs apply) that claims with us, plus we'll give you a £150 bonus when 5 people claim with us.

Simply tell us about your friend using our Refer a Friend form and we’ll get in touch to let them know you think they might have a claim.

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Our Guarantee

Our guarantee means you'll never lose a penny​

When you claim your tax rebate with RIFT, our unique RIFT Guarantee means that you don't have to worry about the taxman reclaiming any of your money. So long as you give us full and accurate information, if HMRC disagrees with the amount that we’ve claimed and ask for the money back, we’ll pay it. It won’t cost you a penny.

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UK Tax Refunds

Making UK tax refunds easy

As a specialist tax refund company, we know tax inside out. Our UK tax refund service is the simple way to get your money back from HMRC. Lots of people are due UK tax refunds from HMRC but it can be complicated to work out what you’re owed. Not with RIFT. We'll let you know exactly who can claim a UK tax rebate and we'll make the experience straightforward and pain free. You simply give us a few details and we do the rest. You can even get an estimate on how much of a tax rebate you could receive on our HMRC tax rebate calculator. It takes less than a minute to complete.

You can get your information to us either over the phone, using our online forms or by talking to our reps if you work in the construction industry.

Once we’ve got all the details we work out how much of a UK tax refund you’re due. Once you approve it, we submit your claim to HMRC and do all the chasing to make sure you get your money as quickly as possible.

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Tax Rebate

How do tax rebates work?

A tax rebate is a refund on taxes from HMRC when you've paid more than you owe.  By law, if you're travelling to temporary workplaces and paying to make your own way there, you could be owed a UK tax rebate. On average, a 4-year refund claimed through RIFT amounts to £2,500. Answer the 4 quick questions to find out what you could claim back.

Since 1998, there’s been legislation in place that means anyone who travels to temporary workplaces while continuously employed is allowed to claim tax back on travel expenses. It makes no difference what your job is. If your employer doesn’t pay your travel expenses in full, you could be missing out on a HMRC tax rebate. Whether you're driving or getting public transport, you've probably been shelling out more than you should.

It's all completely lega, and HMRC actually wants to give the money back.  We claim travel expenses under sections 336- 339 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 and follow the guidance set out in HMRC guide 490 - Employee Travel.

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HMRC Tax Rebate

RIFT tax rebate experts

When it comes to claiming a  HMRC tax rebate, RIFT are the UK's top experts.  Whatever the field you're in there's no reason to let the taxman take more that's due.  Many of our tax rebate clients work in difficult and dangerous professions already.  We make sure their tax rebate claims are as stress-free and safe as possible.  Every day we work with:

  • Armed Forces Personnel
  • Construction industry workers (both PAYE and CIS)
  • Security professionals
  • Offshore workers
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HMRC Tax Refunds

HMRC tax refunds: Why am I owed tax back?

A HMRC tax refund is your legal right whenever you've paid too much tax.  This can happen for a lot of reasons, but one of the major ones is your work expenses.  Depending on the work you do, you might be due a HMRC tax refund on:

  • your travel expenses
  • essential clothing or equipment
  • professional subscription fees

HMRC may also owe you a tax refund if you stopped work part-way through a tax year.  Whatever the reason, HMRC can't refund you your overpaid tax without all the information required to support your claim.  That's where RIFT steps in to help. The new tax year begins on the 6th April, so it's time to get your claim in and your money back as quickly as possible.  Check out our 4 simple questions to get your tax refund rolling.

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Need more help?

Wondering if you can claim a tax refund or need to submit a tax return? Use our online tools to find out if you're owed money by HMRC.

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