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Tax Rebates

I am a new practice and are working with some clients into getting tax rebates from HMRC, but how do I go about getting HMRC to pay the rebate to me so I can pass it on to my clients minus me fee?

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Bank account

Enter your bank details on the tax return for where the repayment is should be sent.

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Via the Tax Return

There is a section on the Tax Return where you enter the details of the bank where the repayment is to be made. Enter your own bank details and this should mean that the repayment will go to you.

There have been posts on AWeb which indicate that this does not always happen but I think that these instances are rare.

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No Tax Return

SteveOH wrote:

There is a section on the Tax Return where you enter the details of the bank where the repayment is to be made. Enter your own bank details and this should mean that the repayment will go to you.

There have been posts on AWeb which indicate that this does not always happen but I think that these instances are rare.

Thanks for your input SteveOH. The problem here is that the people in question are employees and not self employed people so they don't have a tax return. I'm trying to claim working expenses for them and there are not payment details on the form from HMRC.

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Letter from client

If you send a letter from your client confirming the arrangement this may help.

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The alternative is to get your clients to pay you before you submit the Claim form. Then the rebate can go to them without you running the risk of non-payment

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No money

 

It’s amazing how many of these kinds of clients have no money until they get the refund.It’s amazing how many of these kinds of clients have no money until they get the refund.

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Yep!

petersaxton wrote:

 

It’s amazing how many of these kinds of clients have no money until they get the refund.It’s amazing how many of these kinds of clients have no money until they get the refund.

Exactly....

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There has got to be a way though as other companies advertise the fact..... I think I may call one and pose as a potential client and see what I find out.....

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Repeat

I didn't mean to say that twice. AccountingWeb playing up again!

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Form R38

You can get client to sign a Revenue form R38. There's a pdf form at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/r38.pdf. Good luck!

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just don't necessarily expect

HMRC to follow the R38, and be aware that the client could rescind the authority to HMRC

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HMRC are shockingly bad (or perhaps not so

shockingly) at dealing with paper forms, letters (general post) - if you can get the client to pay up front and just complete the one form then things are a lot more straightforward.  I assume the repayments can't be massive (max £1,000) therefore presumably the charges may only be around 1/3 of that max....surely can't be a hard sell to get a cheque for £300 or so?

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