Ilona's £146 Uniform Tax Refund Story
In 2006, when Ilona Norkiene, 59 came to Dundonald, Northern Ireland from Lithuanian to work as a crew member for Mc Donalds little did she know that she would stay, permanently.
'I worked as a Restaurant Manager back in Lithuania, but when the place closed, I found myself out of a job. A friend suggested that I come to Northern Ireland to work in Mc Donalds and I have been so happy here that I have stayed.'
Soon after Ilona first arrived, her daughters and grandchildren also relocated from Lithuania. Now all her family live and work close by and for this reason, Ilona now considers Northern Ireland home. In fact, Ilona settled very quickly into her new life. She credits her bosses Neil and Paul with playing a big role in helping her get accustomed to Northern Ireland.
'Everyone I have met is so helpful and kind. When I first arrived here, Neil helped me find a place to live and helped me settle into my job. I have been given opportunities to progress and am now a fully qualified team trainer. What is more, when I became ill last year, my work was so supportive.'
Thankfully, Ilona is now fighting fit and back to enjoying her work, wearing her Mc Donalds uniform with pride.
'I didn't know that I could claim a Uniform Tax Rebate. My friend, Veronika saw the advertisement for when she was on Facebook. She entered my details on the website and requested a claim form for me. The form arrived within a couple of days. I filled it in and sent it off right away. I was so surprised and absolutely delighted when I received a cheque for £146.39. I really didn't expect so much.'
When she isn't working, Ilona loves to grow flowers - both indoors and in her garden. With her Uniform Tax Rebate she treated herself to some new perfume and some new blooms - a treat for the nose and the eyes.
She says, with a smile, ' I would like to say a big thank you to Uniform Tax Rebate. I have recommended their service to others. It seems to me that not many people know that they can claim for their uniform. I certainly didn't. Now I have made sure that everyone at work knows about Uniform Tax Rebate and I have told my family and friends too.'
You could claim too by clicking on the link below and entering your details. It only takes 5 minutes to claim.
Each tax year will be recalculated if you enter a claim. This often identifies other overpayments due to incorrect tax codes, multiple employments, ceasing of job, etc. In these cases we can identify a much larger tax rebate. We regularly identify rebates of over £1,000 for customers who were originally estimated a lower amount.
If you claim now you will receive tax relief for the current tax year and future years that allowances continue to apply, paid through your monthly pay, no charge will be made on future tax relief or refunds.
You don't need to make any upfront payment to us in order for us to check if you are due a rebate.
We will ensure that your current year reliefs are correct and that your future year allowances are adjusted in line with the current year to ensure you are no longer being overtaxed. There will be no charge calculated for amending your current tax code and you will receive any tax refunds due in the current year and in future years directly.
If you are due a refund in the 4 previous tax years we will receive that refund from HMRC on your behalf and deduct charges in accordance with those quoted on the website prior to making a payment to you.
Standard deduction is 30% + £30, plus VAT, where due on any refund payment HMRC send us before passing payment on to you. Charges are limited to the previous 4 tax years we check and we will not make any deduction on future tax refunds.
If no refund is due the service is FREE to use. If a refund is due standard pricing is 30% + £30, plus VAT, where due on any refund payment HMRC send us before passing payment on to you. The charge is levied on all refunds received from HMRC covered by the claim period (4 previous years) regardless of reason. When entering a claim you agree to legally and unconditionally assign the rights to any refund for the previous 4 years to OTR, when payment is made to us we will forward the residual balance to you net of our agreed fees. On receipt of the form HMRC will manually reconcile (calculate) your tax liability for each year of your claim. If unreconciled differences are present on your taxpayer record for any year these differences may positively or negatively effect your tax liability on top of the effect of any allowances or expenses claimed for. HMRC perform a more basic automatic reconciliation on taxpayer records from April to November in the tax year following the end of each tax year. By submitting your claim you forgo the rights to any benefits that may have been accrued as a result of HMRC performing an automatic reconciliation, from the date your form is received by HMRC.