How Do I Claim Back Tax I Have Overpaid Through PAYE


How to Claim Back Tax Overpaid Through PAYE on Wages or Pensions…

Think you overpaid tax through PAYE? Read on and find out what you need to do to claim a PAYE tax refund with

What is a P800 tax calculation?

P800 tax calculation will be sent to you by HMRC if, by the end of the tax year after automatic reconciliation, they discovered that you have not paid the right amount of tax.

Reconciliation is based on the information provided by an employer or your pension provider which includes the amount of income you received, the total amount of tax paid, and the value of any benefits in kind that you received within the tax year.

The P800 will indicate how much tax you should have paid based on HMRC’s calculation. But because there may be inaccuracies, it is important to check the tax calculation carefully.

The same document will also tell you if you can claim a PAYE tax refund online.

How do I claim a refund for the current tax year?

You can claim a refund online using your personal tax account.

In the event that you already received your final pay for that year but is due a repayment, you can claim your refund directly from HMRC.

How do I get my emergency tax back?

You may have been assigned an emergency tax code before your personal tax code was given to you, resulting in recalculation and adjustments once your proper tax code is confirmed. This can result in an overpayment that you can claim back.

How do you find out if you’re on emergency tax?

How do I claim a refund if I have stopped working part way through the tax year?

You can use form P50 to claim an in-year tax repayment if you stopped working part way through the tax year and has no continuing source of income that is taxable. The form can be completed online without the need to send your P45.

But in the event that your P50 does not match the payroll records that HMRC has, you may be asked to send parts 2 and 3 of your P45 to the tax office.

If you are due a tax rebate, a cheque will be sent to you by post or credited directly to your bank account upon request.

How do I claim a refund after the end of the tax year and for previous tax years?

At the end of the tax year, you can claim a refund online using your personal tax account. Make a claim on time and you will get back the tax you have overpaid.

What are the time limits for claiming back overpaid tax?

You have up to four years to claim a refund when overpayment arose for any of those years. Claims can be made at the end of the tax year.

For example, if you overpaid during the tax year 2013/14 (year ended 5 April 2014) you can claim rebate by 5 April 2018. If overpayment arose in the tax year 2015/16 (year ended 5 April 2016), you can file a claim by 5 April 2020.

Failure to claim a rebate within the time limit will result in a loss of a tax refund.

What can I do if I am too late to make a claim for a repayment?

Find out if you the Extra-statutory Concession B41 applies to you so you can claim back tax for ‘closed’ tax years or tax years that are already closed for reclaims. The concession only applies in certain situations, so make sure to consult with a tax rebate professional or use tax rebate services.

How to claim a PAYE Tax Refund

Tax will be automatically deducted from your salary regularly through the Pay As You Earn – PAYE Tax Refunds program along with your National Insurance contribution.

When the times comes for UK Tax Returns you may wish to take a  Self Assessment UK.

The easiest way to claim a PAYE Tax Refund is by using a tax agent. Our agents are on hand to help you get your overpaid PAYE tax back. Simply fill out the PAYE Tax Refund form online or email us directly at 


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