I am unable to claim witholding tax on a tax return in respect of royalty income received in Japan and France. The DTA rates are 0% with the income only taxable in the UK.
How can i go directly to the Japanese and French authorities to get this tax back which was incorrectly withheld? I've had a quick look but can't find anything obvious and the French embassy website talks about a form 5000 to prove residency and then fill out a form 5003 but this seems to be a form to put in place before the royalties are paid rather than for claiming a refund afterwards. I cannot find anything at all for Japan..... can anyone help please?