Saturday, 25 May 2013

Today's Review: Getting A Tax Refund

I got a nice big cheque from the government this morning, and it sure was satisfying. The taxman is usually regarded as taking all of our money away, so there's something special about when they can admit they took too much and give it back to you.

I can't say it was at the end of a long and arduous process of fighting delays, but it did start when I changed jobs last July. Since I was working two jobs for a few weeks, I was of course taxed an unfair amount, not enough to ruin me, but quite a bit. But I wasn't going to stress about it, it was July, and the financial year starts in April for some reason, so it was up to me to remain patient and wait several months. Once I had my P60 in hand, I called up, told them I think I paid too much tax, and they agreed and sent the cheque my way. Simple as that. I've heard of people having all kinds of trouble getting what they're owed back, but I don't know what kind of employments and such they're caught up in. In my experience tax refunds are simple to request, and can be promptly delivered if you call at the right time. Plus the conclusion is a satisfying amount topping up your bank balance. Wins all round.

My rating: 5/5

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