Use the online service or postal form to claim an Income Tax refund when you've stopped working.
To claim a tax refund if you’re not going to work for at least 4 weeks (for example, you’re retired, looking for a job, or returning to study) and you’re not claiming the following benefits:
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- taxable Incapacity Benefit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
you can either:
- use the online service (sign-in or set up a Government Gateway account)
- fill in form on-screen, print and post to HM Revenue and Customs
Send the completed postal forms to:
Pay As You Earn
HM Revenue and Customs
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