Personal tax – form

Income Tax: claiming tax back when you have stopped working (P50)

Use form P50 to claim an Income Tax refund when you have stopped working.



Use these forms to claim a tax refund if you’re not going to work for at least 4 weeks (eg 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

In most cases you will need to use form P50.

If you’re reclaiming tax because you’ve flexibly accessed your pension pot use form P50Z instead. 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 completed forms to:

Pay As You Earn
HM Revenue and Customs

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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.