If you’re looking at booking your summer holiday and could do with some extra cash then it could well be worth checking if you’re entitled to a tax rebate.
Tomorrow marks the end of the financial year, meaning now is the time to see if you are due some money from the tax man. You may be eligible for one if your P800 tax calculation letter has instructions for you to check.
If you’re employed and have too much tax taken from your pay, or you stopped work recently, make sure you go through the following steps.
Here’s what to do
Click on this link here https://www.gov.uk/check-income-tax-last-year where you can be taken through to the Government’s tax rebate page. It only takes a few minutes to set up an account. You will need your National Insurance number, and your P60 or recent payslip.
You want to be wary of various scams which are making their way into people’s computers recently.
Consumer group Which? has warned people about the new HMRC phishing email scam. The scam email tells you that you’re eligible for a tax refund. It contains an official looking HMRC logo and .Gov.UK link, as well as urgent messaging asking the recipient to ‘act now’.
The convincing looking email is designed to mislead people into giving their personal data and in order to steal their money. A spokesman said: “Emails from HMRC will never notify you of a tax rebate, offer you a repayment, require you to disclose personal information or ask you to act quickly.
“If you believe the suspicious email you’ve received is a scammer pretending to be from HMRC or you’re still unsure if it’s a genuine email, it’s best to forward it to HMRC’s phishing team.”