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Can I still claim a tax rebate if I don't have a P45?

Yes, but you may have to wait longer to receive your tax rebate.

You can claim a tax rebate if HMRC's records show that you paid too much income tax.
Missing a P45 is not ideal, as this means that we would have to rely on the UK tax office's records about your employment to calculate if you qualify for a tax rebate. A P45 stipulates how much tax you paid during the course of your employment, as well as other important info regarding your tax position when you left your job (like your tax code, etc.). If HMRC's records about your employment turned out to be inexact, the only way we could disprove it would be with presenting them with a P45 for that particular employment. Not being able to show a P45 as supporting evidence means that we would have to accept HMRC's records regarding your employment as exact.
Missing the P45 from your last employer in the UK is more problematic, especially if you are trying to make an "in-year" tax rebate claim (meaning you are trying to reclaim tax overpayments from the amount of income tax you paid in this current tax year, 2015/16). HMRC may very well turn down your claim if you don't supply Part 2 and Part 3 of the P45 from your last employer in the UK. If this is the case, you could still submit your claim after the end of the tax year (after 5th April 2016). In some cases, and at their sole discretion, HMRC may accept a Statement of Earnings in place of a P45.
If you are leaving the UK and are missing your last P45, get in touch with one of our experts so we can advise you further about how to obtain a Statement of Earnings.

Tax Refunds in 3 easy steps!

step 1 claiming tax back

1. Contact Us

Provide us with some basic information (employment history; P60; P45).

step 2 for tax refund

2. Estimate Refund

We estimate how much refund you may be due and liaise with you.

step 3 for tax rebate

3. Receive Payment

We submit and chase your claim with HMRC until you get your money.


Why you should use TaxRefundPro

  • No Refund No Fee No risk! If you don't get any money back, then we don't charge you a fee. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
  • Cheapest Rates We won't be beaten on price with our super competitive fees and our PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE.
  • Free Advice We'll assess your claim for free, it won't cost you a penny to find out if you're owed pounds!
  • Expertise Real experienced tax consultants, no call centres, just professional expertise.
  • Honest & Ethical Straight talking, accurate advice with no jargon. We will tell you exactly what you can and can't claim within HMRC rules.
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