Here you can find answers to the following questions:
An National Insurance (NI) number is a reference number that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) uses to record where you have worked and what your earnings have been. You are obligated by law to get a permanent NI number once you start working in the UK.
Due to increased security at HMRC, it is now a firm requirement to obtain an NI number in order for your tax rebate to be processed. If you have already left the UK, it is still advisable to apply for an NI number.
Our Kickstart team can assist you obtaining your NI number, please call us on +44 (0) 80 8141 1646 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Once you have provided us with your details and all your documentation, we will process and submit your claim to HMRC. We aim to finalise your claim within six to eight weeks, which allows for the average tax office postal backlog of six weeks.
Please note: that some claims may exceed the expected completion time due to the client not having a permanent NI number, providing incorrect or insufficient information and/or unavoidable delays caused by HMRC. Unfortunately, all correspondence with HMRC is done via telephone and post.
Self Assessment requires the mandatory submission of a tax return. This is an HMRC issued document, which requires you to declare your earnings and tax paid for a financial year.
Please note: that, unlike a tax refund claim, a Self Assessment tax return is required by law from certain individuals.
If you have more complicated tax affairs than the straight PAYE system, you may need to complete a tax return.
There are also certain circumstances in which you will always need to complete a tax return - for example if you're self-employed, a company director or a trustee, or if you have foreign income.
Any benefits received are taxable and you will need to obtain a P11D from your employer for each tax year that you received benefits. This form must be submitted along with your P45s and P60s.
Yes, you can claim back any tax you may have overpaid, even if you have already left the country. But only as long as you submit a claim through 1st Contact within five years of leaving the UK, along with the necessary documents you will still be eligible.
We have a no refund, no fee policy. If there is no refund due to you from HMRC, we won’t charge you any fees.
We also have price-match policy - we will match any price quoted by another ATA-bonded company.
Our fees are 15% +VAT (subject to a £30 admin fee).
A minimum of £50 +VAT will be charged on all claims. VAT won’t be charged if you choose to have your refund deposited into a non-UK bank account.
If you choose to use 1st Contact Shipping to get your excess baggage home, the commission rate for your tax refund will drop to 10%.
1st Contact Tax Refunds is not affiliated with HMRC. Read more.