Frequently Asked Questions
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Most people donít know!!!
But there are numerous reasons why an individual may be due a PAYE tax refund. Some of the most common being-unclaimed tax credits, becoming unemployed, unclaimed tax reliefs, employers deducting the incorrect tax, changing jobs, only working for part of a year, Revenue Commissioners records not updated......
Sometimes, even if youíve already discussed any potential refunds with the Revenue Commissioners you might still be due a PAYE tax refund. The only way to know for sure is to complete our Online Tax Refund Application which you can find on our Apply Now page, and we will advise you if youíre due a refund.
And remember, if you donít receive a refund, we donít charge a fee!!
Complete the Online Tax Refund Application which you can find on our Apply Now page. Once we have received your full application we will advise you what refund you are entitled to and we will process the refund application with the Revenue Commissioners on your behalf.
All you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive in your bank account!
If you donít receive a refund, we donít charge a fee!!
If you do receive a refund our fee is a percentage of your refund.
Our fee is 10% +VAT of your tax refund.
Our fee is not payable until you receive a refund from the revenue. Click here to see our payment options.
Yes, the individual who reviews and calculates your potential tax refund is a Registered Tax Consultant with the Irish Taxation Institute (www.taxireland.ie). The Irish Taxation Institute is recognised as the leading professional body for taxation affairs in Ireland, and is Irelandís foremost provider of taxation professionals.
Donít worry! Weíre here to help you!
Contact us on 026 21019 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will go through all your queries with you.
No! If you know how much money you spent than we can claim the appropriate tax refund.
The Revenue Commissioners do not require copies of receipts when processing most tax refund claims.
However please note they may request copies of the receipts in the future. Therefore retain a copy of your receipt or be prepared to request a copy of a receipt in the future i.e. prescription receipts from your chemist, consultation fee receipts from your G.P. etc.
I think I might have already received tax relief on some items. Can I still claim a PAYE tax refund?
Yes, thatís no problem. Itís important you still include the details in your Tax Refund Application and we will know from the Revenue Commissionersí records what you have already received tax relief on in the past.
The date you receive your refund is ultimately determined by the processing time in the Revenue Commissioners.
Once we receive your completed application we immediately apply to the Revenue Commissioners for authorisation to access your Revenue records. (7-10 working days)
Once we have gained access to your records we will contact you with our estimated tax refund calculations and submit all paperwork to the Revenue Commissioners. (3 working days)
The Revenue Commissioners usually issue the refund within 2-4 weeks of receiving your application, however if we feel it may be longer we will advise you of this at the beginning of the application process.
The Revenue Commissioners will only process refund applications in relation to the four years previous to the year the application is made. For example, in 2010 refunds can only be processed in respect of the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Therefore it is important to apply for your tax refund as soon as possible, to avoid losing a potential tax refund for an earlier year
Our aim is to make the process as simple and as hassle free as possible for you.
As you can see from the Online Tax Refund Application most of the information we require can be discussed via the telephone or the internet. Therefore we do not require a meeting.
We donít request these from you so as to keep the process as simple and hassle free as possible for you. We obtain this information directly from the Revenue Commissioners.
In certain circumstances we may require a copy of your most recent P60/P45 as the details may not yet be updated on the Revenue Commissioners system.
Once we receive your completed application and review your details we will contact you to discuss our calculations. If our calculations highlight an underpayment in tax we will discuss your options with you. We never contact the Revenue Commissioners until we have discussed and agreed on all courses of action with you first.
I am self-employed and am required to submit an income tax return every October. Can www.reduceyourtax.ie help me?
Yes, our service is primarily aimed at PAYE employees. However our tax consultants are qualified and experienced in dealing with all taxes and can assist you with all your taxation needs. Contact us on 026 21019 or email@example.com to further discuss your requirements.