What is a tax rebate? HMRC tax rebate claims

A tax rebate is simply money you can claim back when you've paid too much tax to HMRC. Lots of people end up being owed tax rebates, but many never get back what they're owed. It's not enough just to tell HMRC you've paid too much. You have to prove it before they'll pay up - and that's what lots of people find difficult to do.

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£2,500 - That's the average 4 year claim. Don't miss out!

HMRC Processing Time

How long does it take to get a tax rebate from HMRC?

  • It can take HMRC 8-10 weeks to process your tax rebate.
  • We have 7 dedicated teams who work hard to maximise your rebate and get it to you fast.
  • So the sooner you start your claim and provide the information we need, the sooner you get your cash back.
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HMRC Tax Rebates

Am I entitled to a HMRC tax rebate?

''Am I entitled to a tax rebate?'' is one of the trickiest questions faced by UK taxpayers each year.  Tax rebate law can be complicated and off-putting if you don't speak the taxman's language.  RIFT's free online tax rebate calculator will give you the answer in less than a minute.

You may be entitled to a tax rebate on essential travel costs as well as things like:

  • Food and accommodation costs while you're travelling for work.
  • Laundry costs for any work-specific clothing you pay for yourself.
  • Cleaning, repairing, or replacing your work tools or specialist equipment.
  • Certain professional subscriptions, union feeds and training course expenses.

If you want to cut the red tape, we can still help you claw back the money you're owed by HMRC.  Talk to RIFT to claim Flate Rate Expenses and leave the paper work to us.  

If you're paying yourself for costs like these, talk to RIFT about claiming your yearly tax rebate.  You can even claim for up to 4 years back, so it may not be too late if you haven't claimed before!

When you sign up as a RIFT client, you're joining a family.  We're the only tax rebate company to earn the ServiceMark award from the Institute of Customer Service, who describe our work as 'World Class'.  90% of our clients go on to help friends, families and workmates get their own tax rebates by recommending them to us.  

All it takes is a few clicks away to find out if you're due a tax rebate.  Try our HMRC tax calculator and see for yourself!

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HMRC Tax Rebates

How to get a tax rebate?

The best way to claim your tax rebate is to talk to RIFT. We'll guide you through the whole process and make sure you get back what you're owed. With our help, advice and guidance, the process of claiming is simple and stress-free. RIFT will:

They get back the tax they're owed and you get a cash reward from us!

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How much will my tax rebate be?

How much will my tax rebate be worth?

On average, our clients get £600-£800 per year, and we can reclaim your expenses for the last four complete tax years.  So your first claim could be worth around £2,500. Find out for free if you qualify for a tax rebate, click on the link below to get started with our HMRC tax calculator. In less than a minute you'll get an estimate of your tax rebate value.

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Tax rebates done right

See how easy it is to get a tax rebate with RIFT

At RIFT we make tax rebates easy for you, doing all the legwork so you don't have to. We've been reclaiming overpaid tax since 1999, working closely with HMRC, so we know the rules inside out. All you have to do is sit back and wait on your cash coming in!

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Are HMRC tax rebates legal?

Are tax rebates just a way of ''cheating the system''?

No – absolutely not! A tax rebate is YOUR money, which HMRC is holding onto. Worries like this are one of the key reasons why people miss out on their own cash, and it has to stop. RIFT will never submit a claim for anything you aren't genuinely owed. Remember, HMRC isn't trying to cheat you. They just don't always have the information they need to get their sums right. RIFT makes sure that your rebate claim is completely accurate, so you never have to worry about the taxman making a fuss.

What's more, as long as you've been straight with us, your rebate is fully protected by our RIFT Guarantee. Even if HMRC ever did demand some of it back, the Guarantee means we'd pay it out of our pockets, not yours.


What are RIFT's prices?

Our standard charges are:

  • Tax rebate if you're employed under PAYE: 28% of refund claimed + VAT (minimum fee £45+VAT)
  • Self assessment tax return and tax rebate for self employed (including CIS for construction): £245 +VAT
  • Self assessment tax return from £95 +VAT

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 rebate and let you know what the fee would be.

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RIFT 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's won't cost you a penny.

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RIFT Reviews

Here's what our customers say

We pride ourselves with being the first company in the tax sector to be awarded ServiceMark by the institute of Customer Service. That's because we're known for our friendly, helpful and jargon free approach to tax matters. But don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews. We invite our customers to tell us what they think about their experience with us on Reviews.co.uk, an independent reviews site.

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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. For a limited time only we have a seasonal prize draw giving you the chance to win some top prizes.


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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. 

Need more help?


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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