Q&A: How can I get our tax back?

Rosie Carr

Q&A: How can I get our tax back?

I am 17 and my sister is 16. We are both at school and we have a part-time job at a local cafe where we each work about four hours a week. Last summer we also worked at a children’s camp for a week. But my pay was taxed. HMRC said it would be repaid to me automatically at the end of the tax year. However, nothing happened after 6 April so I phoned again and was told I needed a P45 from one of my “employers” if I wished to receive a tax rebate. I do not want to end my employment with either of the companies. My sister’s pay from her café job is taxed and HMRC said they would send a new tax code to her employer, but this has not happened and now she is being taxed even more than before. How can we claim our tax back? It seems to be impossible.

Ursula and Anna S

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