Tax return advice

Here we can help answer your tax returns questions and ensure you have all the information you need. Whether you want to know what tax records you should keep or how to calculate your tax return, we've got it covered.

HMRC Tax ReturnsWhat is a tax return?

A tax return is a simple way of telling the taxman:

  • about your taxable income such as rental income or capital gains
  • what expenses you've run up
  • any other important information about your tax, like any tax allowances or tax reliefs you qualify for.

Tax Return AdviceWhat makes RIFT the best choice for your tax returns?

Filing a HMRC self assessment tax return is a major headache for a lot of people - not just the self-employed.  Tax returns are used by company directors, landlords and and many others to declare their income and expenses. Even claiming a tax refund often means you have to file a self assessment tax return.

Far too many people end up paying to much tax though their self assessment tax returns.  Many more fall foul of the regulations or miss a self assessment deadline and end up having to pay fines. RIFT can answer all your self assessment tax return questions, save you money and keep you safe.  Whether you want to know what tax records you should keep or how to calculate your tax return, we've got you covered.

With RIFT's tax return service, we do all the paperwork for your annual returns. There are no deadline worries, no costly mistakes or misunderstandings and no missed opportunities.

The online tax system seems to change every year, and it's not always clear how to complete it correctly. Worse, you may not be aware if the self-employment tax rules change, for example the recent updates regarding pensions. Every year gives you more hoops to jump through but we'll make sure you're always on the right side of the rules.

RIFT ExperienceOur Experience

RIFT has been tacking the taxman for our clients since 1999:

  • We calculate, prepare and submit over 40,000 tax returns a year.
  • We make over 60,000 calls a year to HMRC.
  • Those calls total 5,000 hours on the phone to HMRC for our clients.

RIFT Tax Return ServiceCould I get a tax refund?

95% of our self-employed clients also find that they are due a tax rebate on their taxes. On average, that's £2,000 per tax year each! Think you might be missing out? Just get in touch to see if you can claim a self-employed tax refund. If you provide us with your UTR number from your self assessment forms, it'll make claiming your tax refund even quicker.

Every self-employed tax return we process comes with a unique RIFT Guarantee. As long as you've given us full and accurate information, your tax rebate is protected by us. If the taxman ever changes his mind about your refund, we'll make the payment at no cost to you (T&Cs apply)

Help with HMRC finesWhat happens if I owe money to HMRC?

Get in touch with us and we can give you expert advice and if you need us to we can talk to HMRC on your behalf to try and get things straightened out.

There’s a chance we can reduce your debt and even get you a tax rebate. Often people find that their refund will be big enough to clear the debt and still leave them with a little extra. While that's not such good news as getting to keep your whole refund it does give you peace of mind that the debt is gone and there are no fines or interest stacking up. With that cleared you'll be able to claim again next year and keep all of it.

If the debt is too large to be covered by any refund we can help arrange a payment plan for you or for you to pay it back through your tax code throughout the year.
Genuine mistakes do happen as well, so we can investigate and find out if that is the case.

There are lots of reasons that people might have unknowingly underpaid their tax. The important thing is to be able to show HMRC if it was an honest mistake as soon as you can. Showing willingness to get things sorted out will go a long way.
The one thing you shouldn't do if you think you owe HMRC money is ignore them. They will pursue it and the longer you leave it the worse it will be when they finally catch up with you.

How does it work?

RIFT ReviewsHere's what our customers say

We pride ourselves on 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, an independent reviews site. 

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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