Use the online service or postal form to claim an Income Tax refund when you've stopped working.
This form is only for customers living in the UK. If you have left the UK and are no longer working within the UK, to claim a refund you should use the form P85.
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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