Use the online service or postal forms (P50Z) to claim an Income Tax refund when you've stopped working and flexibly accessed your pension.
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If you’re reclaiming tax because you’ve flexibly accessed your pension pot you can:
- use the online service (sign-in or set up a Government Gateway account)
- fill in the form on-screen, print and post to HM Revenue and Customs
- print form P50Z and fill it in by hand if you can’t use the on-screen form
This only applies if you have emptied your pension pot. If you’ve only used part of your pension pot, or if you’re working or receiving benefits, you’ll need to use form P55 or form P53Z.
Send the postal forms to:
Pay As You Earn
HM Revenue and Customs
Related forms and guidance
Flexibly accessed pension payment: repayment claim (tax year 2015-2016) (P55)
Use form P55 to reclaim an overpayment of tax when you have flexibly accessed your pension pot, but not emptied it.
Flexibly accessed pension lump sum: repayment claim (tax year 2015-2016) (P53Z)
Use form P53Z to reclaim an overpayment of tax when you have emptied you pension pot, but are working or receiving benefits.
Claiming a tax refund when you stop work
Guidance on how to claim if you are entitled to a refund if you stop working, retire or return to studying.
Published: 30 November 2015
Updated: 16 May 2016
- The Welsh version of P50Z is now available.
- P50Z (Claim by Post and Print then fill in and post version) has been updated to reflect new tax year changes.
- First published.