Tax refunds & tax returns made easy

If you drive your own vehicle or get public transport to different locations for work, there’s a good chance that you could be due a HMRC tax refund for your travel. You can claim for the last 4 tax years and the average first-time UK tax refund is around £2,500.

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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 UK tax refunds can be tough to understand, but our RIFT tax specialists are the best in the business at handling tax rebates for British workers. With RIFT, online tax refunds are simple and stress-free.

At RIFT Refunds we've claimed back over £153 million in tax refunds for over 55,000 people like you since 1999 and 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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How RIFT helps you claim tax refunds

From vehicle tax refunds to claiming for essential work expenses, it takes an expert to claim tax refunds. 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.

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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Tax Returns

Tax returns and 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 know, tax returns can be difficult to get right and dangerous to get wrong.

If you are now self-employed then you should get yourself registered as self-employed 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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Earn extra cash for you and your mates

Help your mates get a tax refund and get an extra £50 in your own pocket! At RIFT, we love it when happy clients tell their friends about us.

We love it so much that we reward you for doing it! We'll give you £50 for everyone you recommend (T&Cs apply) who claims with us, but we'll give you a bonus of an extra £150 if 5 people do.

That's £400 in your pocket as well as the warm glow you get from helping out your mates. Help your workmates out now and you'll both get some extra cash for the holidays.

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Simply enter your friend’s name and email address on our referral form, and we’ll send them a one off email to let them know you think RIFT tax refunds could help them.

  • If they get in touch and claim a refund, we’ll send you a £50 reward for your help.
  • And for every 5 you send that claim, you get an extra £150 bonus. 

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Our Guarantee

Our guarantee means you'll never lose a penny​

When you claim your tax refund 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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Customer Stories

"I got over £6000 back and treated the kids​"

"I saw the RIFT advert in the Sun and though 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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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 Rebates

How do tax rebates work?

A tax refund or tax rebate is a refund on taxes from HMRC when the tax liability is less than the taxes paid. 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.

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 an HMRC tax refund. Whether you're driving or getting public transport, you've probably been shelling out more than you should.

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 Rebates

RIFT tax rebate experts

When it comes to HMRC tax rebates, 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 refund 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.

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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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