Helpful guides & articles

We've put together a collection of guides, articles and videos to help you make sense of complicated tax matters.  Don't worry if you don't know the tax return system inside out or if you can't tell for sure if you're talking to a scammer or a real life person. We're here to put your mind at ease!

We also have lots of information, hints & tips to debunk myths and explain tax jargon.

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Tax Rebates FAQs

Here's a rundown of the most common tax rebate questions we get asked at RIFT.

Staying safe against tax scams

Worried about scammers? Here's what you should look out for and how to report it.

Debt and mental health

Advice on managing your debt and where to turn if it's too hard to manage.

Student tax

How to stay on the right side of HMRC while learning the art of adulting.

Travel arrangements in Construction

Making the most out of your construction travel tax refund.

Guide to Self Assessment tax returns

Self Assessment tax returns are different from the PAYE system.  Here's how.

Uniform Benefits & Allowances

How to claim uniform tax back and allowances.

Getting to know your P45

What is it, why do I need it and what does it do?

Childcare and Tax

There's several kinds of child support you can claim to lighten the cost of childcare.

Getting to grips with CIS

Working as your own boss or taking on subbies? You need to know the Construction Industry Scheme. 

Tax and your second job

Working two jobs can cause havoc with your tax situation.  Here's a basic guide to getting it right. 

Handling Covid-19

A RIFT guide to staying safe and healthy. 

Tax break for healthcare workers

Whether you're a nurse, midwife, physiotherapist or healthcare assistant, you could be due tax back.

Tax rebate calculator 2021

Use our free tax rebate calculator to get an instant estimate of how much tax you could be owed back.

Why you might be owed a tax refund

Here’s a quick run-down of the main reasons UK taxpayers find themselves owed a tax refund.

Guide to UK tax

Everything you need to know about tax rebates, tax returns and self assessment.

What is Marriage Allowance?

Read about out what it is, who can claim it and how you can claim yours.


UK Tax Bands: A Simple Guide

Find out how the UK tax bands determine how much of your income goes to HMRC each year.

Guide to National Insurance

Everything you need to know about National Insurance, what it is, when you start paying it and why.

What is Working Tax Credit?​

You may be entitled to claim working tax credit. Learn more about working tax credits eligibility, how to claim and how much you can claim.


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