Mechanics Tax Rebates

If you're a mechanic who's paid for your own tools, uniform or work-related travel you could be owed a tax rebate.  The average 4-year claim from RIFT is worth £2,500.

Mechanics Tax Rebates

I'm employed as a mechanic. Can I claim a tax rebate?

Yes. It's not just the self-employed who can get relief on their taxes. If you're a mechanic working PAYE, you can still claim tax refunds for the essential costs of your job. However, far too many people are missing out because they don't know what to claim or how to do it.

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Mechanics Tax Rebates

What paperwork do I need?

Claiming a mechanic tax refund can mean a bit of homework. You're going to need to keep a record of the places you've worked on a temporary basis. You'll also need to keep your regular tax documents (P45s, P60s and so on). Receipts for anything you buy for work are always helpful, of course. If you have to buy or replace your own tools, for example, definitely hold onto the receipts.

Don't worry too much if you can't lay your hands on everything. You can still claim without some of this paperwork. Whatever you do keep will help with your claim, though

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Mechanics Tax Rebates

Is there a simpler way to work out my business expenses?

Yes. HMRC has systems to help people keep their tax homework simple. How they work depends on your circumstances:

  • If you're self-employed, you can use Simplified Expenses, unless you're a Limited Company.
  • If you're working PAYE, you use the Flat Rate Expenses scheme.

In both cases, it boils down to HMRC guessing how much it costs you to do your job. Instead of keeping extensive records and tracking your spending, you can just use their figures instead. Depending on your situation, you may still need to keep track of a few things, like business mileage and so on. You probably won't end up getting all the tax relief you're entitled to, but it does mean less overall hassle.

For example, HMRC reckons it costs £120 per year to be a PAYE motor mechanic in a garage repair shop. If that figure sounds about right, the Flat Rate system might work well for you.

Mechanics Tax Rebates

Can I get help claiming my mechanic tax refund?

Of course! RIFT Refunds have been helping people claim tax back from the taxman since 1999. It may not always seem like it, but HMRC really doesn't want to hold onto more of your money than they should. They just don't do a terrific job of paying it back on their own. You've got to prove what you're owed and fight for it - and that's where RIFT comes in. Whatever questions you've got or help you need, phone or email RIFT. We'll handle the taxman for you, and put more of your money back in your pocket.

Mechanic Tax Rebates

Should I become a self-employed mechanic?

Becoming self-employed as a mechanic can be a great way to take control of your work and your life. You'll have some decisions to make, though, and some of them will be tricky. For one thing, you'll have to decide whether to set up as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company. Sole Traders have things a little easier at the outset, with cheaper start-up costs and less hassle. Limited Companies can work out better in the long run, though. They're more tax efficient, and your personal cash is safer.

Whichever route you choose, there's a lot RIFT can do to help, from getting you started to tackling HMRC for you. Get in touch to find out more.

Tax Refunds For Mechanics

If I'm self-employed as a mechanic, can I still claim tax refunds?

Self-employed people don't have tax or National Insurance taken out of their pay by an employer. Instead, they have to file yearly Self Assessment tax returns. Even so, a lot of people miss out on the tax relief they're owed. A lot of the time, they simply don't know what they can claim as work expenses.

In general, anything essential you have to shell out for to do your work could qualify as a work expense. For self-employed mechanics, that includes things like the cost of the tools you buy, repair or replace. Travel costs are often forgotten, too. All these costs get taken off the money you're taxed on, bringing your tax bill down.

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Can I get help with Self Assessment tax returns?

Absolutely! Self Assessment can be a tricky issue, and it's easy to get stuck on the wrong side of HMRC's rules. You might think you're just doing a quick cash-in-hand favour for a mate. If you don't declare it properly, though, the taxman's going to make some noise about it. RIFT are the UK's leading tax experts, and can take care of all your Self Assessment hassles. Get in touch to find out how.

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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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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.

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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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