UK taxpayers warned over high charges from rebate claims firms
Taxpayers are being warned to beware of online agents that offer to help them claim rebates from HMRC, then pocket up to half of any payments.
Claims firms appear to be taking advantage of tax relief payments owed to millions of people who were forced to work from home during the pandemic.
Some of the websites suggest applicants could receive hundreds of pounds in government rebates if they submit a claim via the agent. However, people may be unwittingly signing over the rights to up to 50% of any refunds due to them from the last tax year, plus any backdated claims for the previous four years.
A tax rebate is a repayment of overpaid tax by HMRC. HMRC automatically identifies any anomalies in tax payments between June and November …
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