You can claim a tax refund online, by phone 0135 535 9022, 0300 200 3300 or by letter for tax years 6 April 2015 – 5 April 2016.
To claim tax refund for year 2016/17 or 2017/18 you will need your P800 notification letter from the HMRC tax office. Read more about tax refund here.
Send this letter and the necessary documents to Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment HM Revenue and Customs BX9 1AS. You can also use a nominee’s (family or friend) UK bank account to receive your tax refund.
Example letter for Tax refund
Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment
To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Tax Refund claim for ∗Your National Insurance number∗
I would like to claim a refund of overpaid tax for the year 2015/16. Please find enclosed the following forms to assist with my claim:
P45 or P60 ∗Whichever you have or both∗
Employer ∗Company’s name and address,∗
Employer’s PAYE reference number: xxx xxxxxxx ∗ You can find these letters and numbers on your P60/P45∗
Please advise whether any further information is required. Please post any refund to the
above address, or to the following bank details: Name on the bank account (your name if the account is yours) ∗Your bank’s name and address∗ Sort Code: xx xx xx Account number: xxxxxxx
∗ Your name Printed∗