Employees often give a little extra in their jobs

If that giving is literal -- you paid some work-related costs and weren't reimbursed -- you may be able to turn your professional dedication into a tax break.

When working out tax on your earnings, any amount that you have spent on qualifying travelling expenses or other amounts incurred ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily’ in the performance of the duties of your employment can be deducted. This applies both where:

You have paid the expenses yourself without any reimbursement, and Your employer reimbursed the expense and you were taxed on the reimbursed amount

Accounts Direct has assisted hundreds of people to claim their tax relief for a number of expenses that are a direct result of their jobs. Claiming employment expenses is a complex process therefore please contact us at 03335775332 to discuss with our specialist team

Hotel and meal expense

If you travel in your job or business frequently, then accommodation, meals and business phone calls in hotels may be allowable expenses. If you do not have records of all items you can give estimates.

Working from home

If you are employed specifically to work at or from home, and have no alternative but to do so, you may be able to get tax relief on some of your household expenses. You can go back several years to get the relief. As a contractor you may be able to claim for electricity, notional rent, telephone bills etc. You can go back Six years to get the relief.

  • The extra cost of gas and electricity to heat and light your work area
  • Business telephone calls
  • Professional subscription to any professional body, they are registered with.
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Some training expenses including books and magazines
  • Washing and laundering of uniform.

Vehicle expenses of using your own vehicle for work

You can request tax relief for expenses if you use your own car, van, motorcycle or cycle for business mileage. This is termed as 'mileage allowance payments'

The mileage rates payable for each kind of vehicle are set by law. The rates are

Kind of vehicle Rate Rate
Car or van 45p per mile for the first 10,000 business miles from 6 April, 40p per mile for the first 10,000 business miles up to and including 5 April, 25p per mile after the first 10,000 business miles
Motorcycle 24p per mile (all business miles)
Cycle 20p per mile (all business miles)

Construction (CIS)

CIS contractors are able to claim relief on any expense which is incurred in doing the job. These expenses include travel, Mobile phone, work clothes, tools, supplies, subsistence and many others.
Accounts Direct will not only prepare your tax return but also make sure that all the legitimate expenses are included in your return to minimize your tax liability while living within the legal framework.

 

Employees often give a little extra in their jobs

If that giving is literal -- you paid some work-related costs and weren't reimbursed -- you may be able to turn your professional dedication into a tax break.

When working out tax on your earnings, any amount that you have spent on qualifying travelling expenses or other amounts incurred ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily’ in the performance of the duties of your employment can be deducted. This applies both where:

You have paid the expenses yourself without any reimbursement, and Your employer reimbursed the expense and you were taxed on the reimbursed amount

Accounts Direct has assisted hundreds of people to claim their tax relief for a number of expenses that are a direct result of their jobs. Claiming employment expenses is a complex process therefore please contact us at 03335775332 to discuss with our specialist team.

Employees often give a little extra in their jobs

If that giving is literal -- you paid some work-related costs and weren't reimbursed -- you may be able to turn your professional dedication into a tax break.

When working out tax on your earnings, any amouth that you have spent on qualifying travelling expenses or other amounts incurred ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily’ in the performance of the duties of your employment can be deducted. This applies both where:

You have paid the expenses yourself without any reimbursement, and Your employer reimbursed the expense and you were taxed on the reimbursed amount

Accounts Direct has assisted hundreds of people to claim their tax relief for a number of expenses that are a direct result of their jobs. Claiming employment expenses is a complex process therefore please contact us at 03335775332 to discuss with our specialist team.

Employees often give a little extra in their jobs

If that giving is literal -- you paid some work-related costs and weren't reimbursed -- you may be able to turn your professional dedication into a tax break.

When working out tax on your earnings, any amouth that you have spent on qualifying travelling expenses or other amounts incurred ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily’ in the performance of the duties of your employment can be deducted. This applies both where:

You have paid the expenses yourself without any reimbursement, and Your employer reimbursed the expense and you were taxed on the reimbursed amount

Accounts Direct has assisted hundreds of people to claim their tax relief for a number of expenses that are a direct result of their jobs. Claiming employment expenses is a complex process therefore please contact us at 03335775332 to discuss with our specialist team.

Employees often give a little extra in their jobs

If that giving is literal -- you paid some work-related costs and weren't reimbursed -- you may be able to turn your professional dedication into a tax break.

When working out tax on your earnings, any amouth that you have spent on qualifying travelling expenses or other amounts incurred ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily’ in the performance of the duties of your employment can be deducted. This applies both where:

You have paid the expenses yourself without any reimbursement, and Your employer reimbursed the expense and you were taxed on the reimbursed amount

Accounts Direct has assisted hundreds of people to claim their tax relief for a number of expenses that are a direct result of their jobs. Claiming employment expenses is a complex process therefore please contact us at 03335775332 to discuss with our specialist team.

  • Accounts Direct works on NO REFUND DUE, NO FEE policy. If there is no refund from the tax office, Accounts Direct will not charge you a penny.
  • Our minimum charge for self assessment is £100.00 plus VAT.
  • Our tax rebate team will ensure that every penny of the legitimate expense is accounted for and therefore your tax claim is maximized while living within the legal framework.
  • Our Fee is agreed in advance before processing your application. Accounts Direct services are tailored to individual requirement.
  • Accounts Direct refund department has secured hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax rebate for more than 10,000 people. We are registered with HMRC as an agent and therefore all our services are compliant and guaranteed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve helped thousands of people reclaim tax so our customer service team have created a list of their  most frequently asked questions. We hope you find what you’re looking for here, but if you can’t see it, give us a call! We’re here to help.

Accounts Direct is a registered agent with HMRC for self-assessment. We have specialist tax advisor who have years of experience securing tax refund for thousands of people in UK. Our accountants have in depth knowledge of UK tax system. Our average refund is from 1000 to 1500 GBP.

If you have paid the tax office more tax than you should have paid during the past six years, You will be repaid that tax by HMRC. Tax is overpaid due to various reasons like wrong tax code, leaving work in the middle of the year, unreimbursed employment expenses etc.

The time limits for claiming a refund are shown in the table below. If you don't make a claim within the time limit you'll miss out on any refund due.

Time limits for claiming back PAYE tax

Tax year Tax year ended on You must claim by:
2005-06 5 April 2006 31 January 2012
2006-07 5 April 2007 31 March 2012
2007-08 5 April 2008 5 April 2012
2008-09 5 April 2009 5 April 2013
2009-10 5 April 2010 5 April 2014
2010-11 5 April 2011 5 April 2015

If you think you have paid too much tax through self-assessment the time limits for claiming a refund are shown in the table below. If you don't make a claim within the time limit you'll miss out on any refund due. But if HMRC has made a mistake you can get extra time.

Time limits for claiming back Self Assessment tax

Tax year Tax year ended on You must claim by:
2007-08 5 April 2008 5 April 2012
2008-09 5 April 2009 5 April 2013
2009-10 5 April 2010 5 April 2014

Based on our experience, the average time to get a tax rebate is 4 to 8 weeks. If claimed by submitting online tax return, the tax refund can be quicker. If you submit incorrect tax information which do not agreed to the record already held by HMRC on your behalf, do not have NI national insurance or apply during busy time of the year, then your tax refund may be a bit delayed.

You can claim tax back at anytime of the year. The tax can be claimed for the previous financial year which is the last 05th April. If you have finished work in the middle of the year and do not intend to work again in that financial year, then you can claim in the same year as well.

Yes. If you have worked in the UK between April 2005 and 2011, you can still claim a tax refund if you have overpaid taxes. You do not necessarily need to be in the UK. We can claim a tax refund for you even if you have left the country.

Yes. If you have worked in the UK, and overpaid taxes, you are entitled to a tax refund.

Working through Accounts direct is pretty straightforward. Fill out the form; send us your P45, p60 and other income details. We will calculate your refund and send you a report. Once you agree with it, we shall process is immediately and transfer the refund amount same day it touches our bank account.

If you have earned below the personal allowance which is different for each financial year (2010/2011=6475, 2011/2012=7475) and paid taxes, you are eligible to claim all the tax you have paid. In cased of job related expenses, you are entitled to claim a tax that you have paid on the extra income without deducting expenses.

The financial year in UK runs from 6th of April till 5th of April next year.

P45. A P45 is issued to an employee when he/she leaves the work in the middle of the year. Financial year runs from 06th of April to 05th of April next year. It is a statement of earning which includes total income earned; total taxes paid and date of leaving the job.

P60. A P60 is also a statement of income detailing total income earned and total taxes paid. It is issued by the employer if you are still working with the employer till 05 of April no matter when you start.

CIS Statement. A CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) Statement is a statement of earning indicating your income and taxes paid. This is issued to people to people working in construction industry at the end of each month.

You will need the proof of your income from employment. This includes but not limited to P60, P45 and CIS statements.