Tax Rebates & Refunds

Protracted communications make claiming tax overpayments a frustrating business

October 26, 2011
Posted in Tax Rebates — Written by Chris

Dealing with HMRC directly can be a protracted business. It is often the case that with more complex issues, you need to get in touch with the HMRC by post. Writing a letter is often the clearest way of getting across precisely what you want to say in a thoughtful and measured approach. It also gives the HMRC chance to look over your case before responding.

The major difficulty with this approach is simply that it takes a long time. Engaging in drawn out postal correspondence with the HMRC can be extremely frustrating and it is common for a fair amount of time to pass in between letters as the department goes over your issue with a fine toothed comb.

When you are awaiting a tax refund for tax that you have overpaid, engaging in this sort of correspondence is not really what you want to do. You want to be able to claim tax back quickly and corresponding by post does not necessarily reflect the urgency of your situation. In this case, it may be better to speak to a reclaims firm as they may able to handle the issue more quickly.

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