Construction workers missing out on Tax Refund

Tax refund specialist RIFT has revealed shocking figures, suggesting that £180m of annual refunds could be going unclaimed by construction workers.

Up to 518,650 permanent construction workers are thought to be eligible for claiming money back on travel between temporary placements.

RIFT suggests that PAYE construction operatives such as labourers, ground workers and brick layers are failing to claim expenses that self-employed workers deduct as part of their annual self-assessment tax returns.

Jan Post, Managing Director of RIFT, said: “It’s a national scandal that thousands of hard working people are missing out on tax refunds that are rightfully theirs while some of the richest people have been handed a tax cut in the recent Budget announcement.

“We estimate that there could be as much as £180 million pounds floating around HMRC that could be putting food on peoples’ tables who aren’t earning sky high salaries.”

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