What is a tax rebate?

A tax rebate is when you are refunded tax which you have overpaid. There are a number of reasons why tax may have been overpaid, including:-

when you start a new job and are taxed under an emergency code

you worked in more than one job at the same time

your circumstances change, for example, you marry, form a civil partnership, reach retirement age or become a single parent

HMRC sends the wrong tax code to your employer

if you are self employed and HMRC made an assessment which was too high

you are not a taxpayer, but have had tax deducted from your building society or bank interest.

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