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From construction to marriages, we can claim your tax back
Working in the construction industry and wearing a branded uniform or protective clothing, using your own vehicle to…
Railway workers usually have to wear a branded uniform or protective clothing to work safely on site, so…
As a police officer, it is likely that your employer has already claimed your FRE allowance for the…
As a firefighter, it is likely that your employer has already claimed your FRE allowance for the washing…
As an educational worker, it is likely that you are not wearing a branded uniform whilst you teach.…
As a public sector health care worker, it is likely that your employer has already claimed your FRE…
It is common for Armed Forces personnel to travel between different training bases throughout the year and unless…
Working as a mechanic and wearing a branded uniform or protective clothing, using your own vehicle to travel…
If you work in a bank then it is likely that you will have to wear a branded…
If you are working as a pilot, cabin crew, or for an airline directly then it is highly…
Working as a chef or in the food preparation industry and are wearing a branded uniform or protective…
No matter how unusual your case sounds, we can help
If you wear a uniform or branded clothing for work and have not made a claim with HMRC to have your FRE (flat rate expense allowance) refunded, then it is likely that you are paying too much tax. At Claim Back Tax we claim this back for you. And we don’t just stop there… we know exactly what you are allowed to claim for within HMRC’s guidelines so we make sure that you get tax relief on everything that you are entitled too.
We have some of the lowest fees in the industry and as a freebie, we request for your tax code to be changed to increase your takehome pay every month after your claim has been processed.
Working CIS has its advantages. At the end of the year, most self-employed people have a tax payment to make, CIS workers can actually get a refund. This refund is due because as a CIS worker you can claim expenses like your travel, food and accommodation, tools, equipment, and any allowances that are available to you. It is claiming everything that is available to you that makes the real difference to how much your refund will be.
The Claim Back Tax service specialises in CIS tax refunds. As a client, we will help you map out all of your income, maximise your expenses, and claim any allowances that you are available to you.
We charge a flat fee of only £150 for our CIS tax refund service (including all taxes and fees), for which we guarantee that we will claim the maximum refund that you are entitled to.
The Marriage tax allowance is a great way of increasing your household income, however, HMRC won’t just apply it for you. If either you are your partner are earning less than the personal allowance (£11,850) and the higher earning partner is a basic rate taxpayer then the lower earner can actually transfer 10% of their personal allowance to the higher earning partner which means that they will pay less tax going forward. The Marriage tax allowance became available in 2015 and if you haven’t yet made a claim for this, you will be pleased to know that you could be due a refund of upwards of £900 as we can backdate this for you.
The Claim Back service will help you determine whether you are entitled to this tax allowance and if you are, we will submit all the necessary paperwork to HMRC to make your claim and have your tax refunded.
When you reach the age of 55 and have been paying into a personal or private pension then you are entitled to draw the full amount or a proportion of your pension as a lump sum payment. 25% of this drawdown will be tax-free, however, 75% of what you draw will be subject to income tax. When you make this drawing and are still in employment then you may find that you start paying more tax each month when your wages are processed. The reason for this is because HMRC don’t know that this payment is a one-off so you start being taxed as though you this was included with your salary.
The tax specialists at Claim Back Tax will determine whether you are in fact paying too much in tax, and if you are, then they will work with you to claim this back and ensure that you are paying the correct amount of tax going forward.
Do these case studies sound like your situation?
After filling in his details on the 'Estimate my refund' calculator, Scott realised that he was able to claim tax relief for the last four years for washing his own uniform. After the consultation with his Refund Manager, he realised that he was also able to claim for his union fees and for tax relief on some small tools that he needed for work.
Scott's Refund Manager completed all of the required paperwork and sent this off to HMRC, requesting that they also reconcile his tax account to make sure that he had paid the correct amount of tax. After only a few weeks Scott received a cheque in the post for £480.88 and HMRC amended his tax code so he paid less tax going forward.
Alan had been working CIS for years and was always questioning why his co-workers always seemed to be getting much larger CIS refunds then he was. Alan decided to change his accountants and after being referred to us by one of his colleagues decided to appoint Claim Back Tax as his new accountants.
It had become apparent that Alan's previous accountant had not been claiming all of the expenses that he was entitled to. When the tax year had ended (5th April) Alan's accountant helped him account for all of his earnings and made sure that he was claiming all of the expenses that he was entitled to. After preparing and submitting Alan's tax return his accountant was able to award him a refund of £2,249 within 7 days.
Mr Reynolds worked part-time as a waiter at his local restaurant, earning about £5,000 per year, and Mrs Reynolds was a marketing consultant. Whilst Mr Reynolds salary allowed him to help out with the household bills, he was earning below his personal allowance. After realising that he could actually transfer some of his personal allowance to his wife, he completed the 'Claim our refund' form and arranged a call with one of our Refund Managers.
Mr Reynolds was delighted to hear that he could actually backdate his Marriage tax allowance, allowing him to allocate 10% of his personal allowance to Mrs Reynolds. Once the claim form was submitted, processed, and sent to HMRC, their refund was paid out within 12 weeks. On top of this, HMRC increased Mrs Reynolds personal allowance by £1,190 per year, meaning that she paid less tax on a monthly basis going forward.
Whilst she realised that 75% of her draw down was subject to income tax, what she hadn't realised was that this had the potential to alter the amount of tax that she was paying from her employment.
Anne decided to speak to Claim Back Tax about the amount of tax that she was paying. Her accountant reviewed all of Anne's information and agreed that she was paying too much tax. We registered as tax agents for Anne and submitted the relevant information to HMRC for them to review the amount of tax that she was paying. After a few weeks, Anne would receive a refund of £4,323. What is more, Anne would now be on the correct tax code meaning that she would be paying the correct amount of tax going forward.
Our common questions, queries and general information
For our mileage tax refunds our fees are 20% (plus VAT) on a ‘no win, no fee basis’. Please note that we do have a minimum charge of £25 (+ VAT) which is chargeable only when a refund is paid out.
For our PAYE tax refund and Marriage tax allowance refund services we charge a flat fee of 28% (+ VAT) on a ‘no win, no fee basis’.Please note that we do have a minimum charge of £25 (+ VAT) which is chargeable only when a refund is paid out.
All of our refunds are paid out by bank transfer. When we receive a refund from HMRC for you, we will email you to request for your sort code and account number for the bank account that you would like this paying into. When we receive these details we will give you a call to verify your identity and then your refund will be paid out within 24 hours.
If you are working in construction and are under the CIS scheme then you will have to complete a tax return in order to claim your tax refund. For our CIS tax refund service, we charge 20% (+ VAT) (including all taxes and fees) with minimum charge of £199 (+ VAT).
It really couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is click on the ‘Estimate my refund’ button below, complete the fields and then click submit. Within 24 hours one of our refund managers will be in touch to book in your consultation. During this consultation, your refund manager will help you understand exactly what you are able to claim for and then prepare all necessary paperwork for you to sign. Once this is returned in the stamped addressed envelope provided we will then process this with HMRC and your refund will arrive within 12 weeks.
Yes, we do indeed. We actually offer a very generous referral commission of 10% of our fee for every referral that you give us. What’s more, we can even create you a page on our website which will allow you to post our service to your friends and colleagues on social media and automatically allocate anybody that clicks the link to you.. meaning that you get paid if they complete a claim.
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