RIFT Tax Refunds is UCATT’s tax refund partner
We’ve been working with UCATT since 2006 to let its members know they could claim a tax refund, whether they are CIS or PAYE and even if their employer pays some of their expenses for mileage or meals.
We’re working together to deliver a nationwide communication campaign that encourages UCATT members not to miss out on money they could be owed by the taxman. UCATT members get their refunds at a discounted fee of 25% + VAT.
UCATT members can also claim their Flat Rate Expenses (for uniforms, tools, professional subscriptions and other fixed costs) through RIFT.
RIFT services support the UCATT commitment and UNITE Policy manual and promote alternative sources of credit for members.
UCATT’s Acting General Secretary, Bryan Rye, said:
“RIFT Tax Refunds provide an invaluable service to the construction industry and in particular our members. They’ve already helped UCATT members to reclaim nearly £2 million in refunds. It’s crucial, particularly in these challenging economic times, that RIFT and UCATT continue working in partnership to reclaim the money that our members are entitled to from the taxman.”
RIFT has been UCATT's exclusive and trusted tax refund partner for over a decade. As well as completing tax refunds and tax returns for members we:
- Create and distribute site induction booklets, leaflets and posters and other helpful information for members
- Support regional and national UCATT initiatives and have strong working relationships with UCATT Regional Sectretaries, Convenors and Shop Stewards.
- Have a dedicated UCATT telephone and text line and our team are on site to provide help and answer any questions
- Regularly write advice columns for the Building Worker magazine
- Advise UCATT HQ on personal tax issues
- Provide educational tools for members.
What we've done for UCATT members
- Over £2,000,000 refunded to UCATT members
- Largest individual client refund £6,884
- Average member refund £1,780
What UCATT members say
UCATT member Paul Barham, got back £3,646.11. Paul said:
“I gave RIFT a call when I saw their poster in the Olympic Village in Stratford. I’ve been a UCATT member for the last 3 years and it’s really reassuring to be able to rely on their partner to get my tax refund back. The team at RIFT were really helpful and got me my cash back fast. I’ve used the extra money on a sunshine holiday to Florida. I’ll definitely be using RIFT again next year and telling the other guys on site to give them a shout.”
UCATT member Shane Chapman, got back £3,701. Shane said:
“I’ve been a UCATT member for 4 years and saw an ad for RIFT in UCATT’s Building Worker magazine. I was over the moon when RIFT told me I could claim for the last four years plus since I was a UCATT member I got a discounted fee which was the icing on the cake! The refund made it a great Christmas and I had cash left over for some DIY, so the wife and kids were happy. Thanks RIFT!”
UCATT member Andrew Richards, got back £6,884 for a 4 year claim. Andrew said
“A scaffolder by trade - I've been a UCATT member for over 16 years. It was through UCATT that I found out I was entitled to a tax refund with RIFT. I'm using the money for a family holiday to Spain. Like all dads, I've given some of the cash to my kids!”