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I have been working outside the UK since February- can I

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Hi there, I have been working outside the UK since February- can I claim back tax if I don’t go back to the Uk?
JA: Have you talked to a tax professional about this?
Customer: no
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Customer: No thank you
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

Hello and thank you for allowing me to assist you.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

As long as you filled in form P85 and sent it to HMRC , they will work out if you’re owed a refund for the tax year you left the UK.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Can you please answer via this chat please?
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

I did

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Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Oh sorry I haven’t received the answer..
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

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As long as you filled in form P85 and sent it to HMRC , they will work out if you’re owed a refund for the tax year you left the UK.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I’m not self employed and working full time for a UK company.. would they have to fill out the P85 form?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
But have been working abroad since February 2020
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

If you are self employed complete the SA as usual

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I am not self employed
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
As mentioned I am working full time for a UK company
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

You must Send a P85 and a tax return if you’re going to be working full-time for a UK-based employer for at least one full tax year.

Are you staying on?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I am leaving the company on 15th December
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
By tax return you mean the company’s tax return? I.e P60 form?
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

Then unfortunately you have not met the year limit for being outside and working for a UK company. NO your return

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
But if I continue to stay outside?
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 24 days ago.

Yes you can. BUT YOU MUST FILE

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
if I go back to the UK, what is the maximum I can stay there for to still be able to get the refund?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Hi there, are you there still?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Sorry you still there?
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 20 days ago.

No there is not