Michelle's Uniform Tax Refund Story
Michelle Tracey Potts started working in Retail when she was 17 years old at Littlewoods, almost 30 years ago. Until very recently she had no idea she could claim for the hundreds of washes her uniforms has undergone over the years.
“I just happened to be online a few months back and saw an advert for the website. Before then I’d never even heard of Uniform Tax Rebate. In a few clicks I was filling out the form and a couple of months later I received a cheque for just over a hundred pounds.”
Michelle put the money towards a family holiday to Mimosa, Turkey for her partner and two step-sons.
“The extra money really came in handy for fun excursions like going on boat trips and arranging a turtle spotting tour.”
Michelle, who now works for M&S in Operations, was so happy with her rebate that she went on to tell eight more people, all of whom also went on to claim.
She laughed, “I told a lot of people at my work but in all honesty I told anybody I thought it would help. I told friends at the NHS, Specsavers, anyone I thought would benefit from it.”
The retail worker spends a lot of time helping people, not long ago she even went the extra mile, quite literally, when she went sky diving to raise money for children’s sport kits which she described as, ‘terrifying’. One of the things she says she loves about her job is all the different charity events that M&S does.
“I’m very lucky, I love what I do. I have good friends at work and the managers there are great. Quite regularly we host or arrange charity drives and it’s good to be able to give something back. The reason I wanted to give this testimonial is I think this is a great service and I want to get the word out to other people.”
We’d like to thank Michelle for selflessly giving up her time to help spread the word and wish her all the luck in the world for her future fundraising efforts, hopefully for her that won’t mean jumping out of anymore planes!
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.