Tax Rebate Time Limits

Whats the time limit on claiming a tax rebate?

A claim for a tax rebate can usually be made no later than 31 January, five years after the end of the tax year (5th April) in which tax overpayment was made. However, this time limit may be extended in cases where overpayment of tax occurred because of an error by the HMRC or another government department, and where there is no dispute or doubt as to the facts.

HMRC must pay interest on a tax rebate if the repayment is made after 31 January following the end of the tax year in which you overpaid the tax.

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