1. Overview

If you think you’ve paid too much tax, how you claim a refund depends on your circumstances.

Sometimes HM Revenue and Customs will send you a refund straight away.

But if you’ve overpaid tax and started a new job, they’ll usually ask your employer to pay it back to you.

If you’ve paid too much tax on a pension, your pension provider may pay back the tax to you.

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