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.
Covid-19 and your tax refund
Covid-19 is affecting everything at the moment but we want to make sure your tax refund is one less thing for you to worry about and make sure you’ve get that money into your account as soon as possible.
If your employer has put you on furlough you can still claim any tax you're owed by HMRC. Remember that you’re claiming back the tax you’re owed from previous years, so it’s still your money and it should still be back in your pocket. Also, it’s important to realise that you can claim tax refunds for up to 4 years, so even if you haven’t claimed one before you could still be owed money.
It makes no difference if you’ve stopped working, changed employers or even switched between PAYE work and self-employment in the last 4 years. RIFT can still work out exactly what you’re owed and make sure you get it back. If you’re on furlough now, it’s more important than ever to make sure your refunds are all paid out and up to date.Getting your tax refund
Tax Rebates & 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 rebate 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 £3,023 it could be the most valuable minute of your week.Start For Free >
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It's totally free to find out if you have a claim.
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Who are RIFT?
Tax rebate specialists
Did you know you can claim 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.
We've claimed back over £240 million in tax rebates for over 105,000 people like you since 1999. We look after every claim on an individual basis so we can do what is best for you.Start For Free >
Getting your tax back
How RIFT helps you claim tax rebates back
From vehicle tax refunds to claiming for essential work expenses, it can take an expert to get a tax rebate from HMRC. 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 rebate, 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!
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Common tax rebate questions
Once we've got all your information, it usually takes about four weeks to put your claim together. We send your claim to HMRC who will reveiw your claim and then send the refund to us.
The sooner we receive your information and signed forms, the sooner you will receive your tax refund. Typically HMRC then take 8-10 weeks to process and pay out your refund to us.
As soon as we have it we send you a cheque or pay it into your bank account as you prefer.
The single biggest cause of delays in getting refunds back quickly is not getting the Authorising your agent (64-8) form back to us. If you need a new one you can download it and print it out to send back to us by Freepost. Without 2 hard copies with your signature on HMRC will not talk to us about your claim. It seems annoying, but it's a legal requirement to protect you from fraud.
Have a look at our timescales page for more information about how long it takes to get your tax refund done and some pointers for how to make things happen as fast as possible.
Remember that you can claim for the last 4 tax years and you can make your claim at any time.
A tax refund or tax rebate is "a refund on taxes when the tax liability is less than the taxes paid". In standard English this means if you've paid too much tax to HMRC you can claim it back.
By law, if you're travelling to temporary workplaces and paying to make your own way there, you could get a tax refund. On average, a 4-year tax refund claimed through RIFT amounts to £2,500.
Just answer a few simple questions and we can tell you whether the expenses you've had to pay out in the course of your work meant that you may have paid more tax than you should.
Often tax overpayment is from "hidden" things like not being reimbursed for the costs of travel or other work-related expenses by your employer. Without making a claim HMRC will not know to send it to you. It's a clunky system, we know, but that's why we're here to help.
You can also use our Tax calculator to see how much you are due if you do make a claim.
Our standard charges are:
- Tax refund if you're employed under PAYE: 28% of refund claimed + VAT (minimum fee £45+VAT)
- CIS Tax Refund including tax return £245+VAT
- Self assessment from £95 + VAT (call us on 01233 628648 for a quote)
Don't worry if you had a mixture of self-employed and PAYE (employed by a company) work during the period you want to claim for. We can work out if you would be due a refund and let you know what the fee would be.
When we receive your refund from HMRC we take out our fee and then pay it the refund to you. There are no up front charges to pay for anything. If you are not due a refund then there is no charge.
Before we send your claim to HMRC we sent a copy to you with a full breakdown of all the fees so you can clearly see:
The total refund
The cost of our service
The VAT due (VAT goes to the government, it's charged on almost all goods and services)
The amount you will receive
You will need to sign and send this back to us to say you have read, understood and agreed with it, along with a declaration that all the information you have provided about your claim is true. This means you will never be charged any fees you have not agreed to.
There are no further fees to pay, and no hidden charges.
All aftercare is included (if you need us to call HMRC on your behalf, if you have a problem you would like us to resolve with them, if your tax code needs correcting etc).
Your refund is covered by the unique RIFT Guarantee which means that whatever happens, your refund stays in your own pocket and will never go back to HMRC. If we fight any HRMC enquries for you (which is included free of charge) and if they did demand any money back, we would pay back the refund to HMRC ourselves.
We will also send you a reminder when it's time to see if you have a claim next year.
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.RIFT Guarantee
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Your tax experts
RIFT tax rebate experts
When it comes to claiming a 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 customers work in difficult and dangerous professions already, so we make sure their tax rebate claims are as stress-free and safe as possible. Every day we work with:
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How RIFT helps you claim tax rebates 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.Start for Free >
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 £3,023. 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!Start for Free >
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.Tax Return Quote
''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, SomersetStart for Free >
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.
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 legal, 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.
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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