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Maximum tax refund, minimum effort

Tax year | The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April the following year (i.e. the 2012/2013 tax year ran from 6 April 2012 to 5 April 2013).
Gross pay | Add together the gross income from ALL employments you had during the tax year you are claiming for.
Expenses | Add together all your work-related expenses for the year you are claiming for. NB: please remember to keep all your invoices and receipts.
Tax paid | Add together the tax paid from ALL employments you had during the tax year you are claiming for. (This does not include National Insurance.) You can find this figure on your P60 form or final payslip for the year.
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This tax refund calculator provides an estimate of your tax refund, based on the information you enter.

Tax refund due to you:


How to claim your tax back

  1. Complete our online Tax Refund Claim Form. As soon as you’ve done this, we’ll send you our Tax Refund Claim Pack.
  2. Sign all pages of the Claim Pack marked with an "X". Don’t forget to fill in your employment history details.
  3. Post or email your completed Claim Pack back to us. Remember to include:
    P45s from each employment P60s from each financial year (or a statement of earnings)

Your dedicated caseworker will take care of all the details and provide you with regular updates about your claim. We can assist you in obtaining any of the above documents, like lost P45s and P60s.
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Why people 1st Contact

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- Renee Palmer

"You were consistently helpful, always kept in touch, and were exceedingly patient with the difficulties of finalising my return—with very little input from me. There were times when I doubted I would ever see a return, but now I eagerly await my cheque!"

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One in three UK taxpayers are due a tax rebate, yet millions of Pounds lie unclaimed at HMRC every year.

Anyone who has lived and worked in the UK can claim tax back, even if you're no longer in the country. Submitting a claim is a unique process for each person; there's no one-size-fits-all approach.

We're the largest registered tax agent in the UK. In our 15 years of service, we've lodged more than 250,000 successful claims for over 200,000 people.

We offer a no refund, no fee guarantee, so we'll never waste your time or take your money if you aren't entitled to a tax rebate. We're also an accredited member of the Association of Tax Agents (ATA) and offer you complete protection on your claim.

1st Contact Tax Refunds is not affiliated with HMRC. Read more.

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