2. Too much tax taken from your pay

You can claim a tax refund if you’ve overpaid in the current tax year or any of the previous 4 tax years.

How to claim

Call or write to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and explain why you think you’ve overpaid.

If you want to write to HMRC, tell them in your letter:

  • your National Insurance number
  • about the jobs you had or State benefits you were getting at the time

Send documents like your P45 or P60 from your employer to HMRC too if you’ve got them.

HMRC will write back to you. They will either:

  • send you a refund by cheque
  • tell you why you’re not due a refund