Left or Leaving the UK
Claiming Tax Back if you have left / are leaving the UK
If you have worked and been resident in the UK and have left to live somewhere else during the last four tax years, you may be able to claim back some or all of the tax you have paid.
On this page you will find information about:
When am I entitled to leaving the UK Tax Back?
You may be able to claim leaving the UK tax back if any of the following apply:
How much UK tax back can I receive?
You may be due several hundred pounds, or more depending on your circumstances.
If you are eligible to claim leaving the UK tax back the amount will depend on your income and how much tax you have paid. All sources of income are taken into account, including earnings, interest on savings and investments, money from rental properties, and benefits.
Do I need to complete Tax Claim Forms when leaving the UK?
When you leave the UK to live elsewhere, you should fill in a P85 form.
This form should be sent to HMRC, who will issue a tax refund if one is due. The P85 form contains information concerning your employment in the UK and elsewhere, and the date that you leave the UK.
Do I need any other forms?
In many cases you will need to submit a P45, P60 or P11d certificates alongside your P85 form when leaving the UK. These certificates allow HMRC to calculate any leaving the UK tax rebate you may be due, accurately and quickly:
Do I need to complete a Self Assessment tax return?
When leaving the UK each application for a tax rebate will be considered separately.
HMRC will look at your personal circumstances to determine if you are due a tax refund. It may be necessary for you to complete a Self Assessment tax return when you leave the UK. If so, you will be contacted by HRMC after you have submitted your P85. If a Self Assessment tax return is requested, you will not receive any refund until this is completed.
You are likely to be asked to complete a Self Assessment tax return if you are self-employed, or if you receive money from other forms of income such as rental properties in the UK. You may also be asked to complete a Self Assessment tax return in some other circumstances.
For further Tax Refund information, please follow the links below: