What are the chances I’m due a tax refund?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, there’s a good chance HMRC has got some of your money.

So, in the last 4 years have you…

  • Had more than one job?
  • Paid subscriptions to a professional organisation such as a union or professional body?
  • Used your own car as part of your job (other than commuting to and from work)?
  • Had to work from home some or all of the time?
  • Had to provide specific items of clothing for your job?
  • Had to provide tools for your job?
  • Had to wash workwear provided by your employer?
  • Received more than one tax code in a tax year?
  • Paid income tax?
  • Retired and had more than 2 pensions?

Of the most recent 126,297 taxpayers who have completed a review, 44,931 have discovered they had been given the wrong tax code and received a tax refund – that’s about 36 taxpayers getting a refund from every 100 reviews we’ve finished, or more than 1 in 3. The largest refund in that time was £10,690. Our average refund to-date is £206.82.

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