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Old Apr 4th 2014, 7:04 am
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Hi we've been told by a friend that we should claim our tax back prior to leaving is this correct?
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Old Apr 4th 2014, 8:27 am
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Hi we've been told by a friend that we should claim our tax back prior to leaving is this correct?
Care to be a bit more specific?! Where are you leaving, UK, Canada or elsewhere??
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Old Apr 4th 2014, 9:51 am
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Leaving uk to move to canada.
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Leaving uk to move to canada.
Ah, ok. In which case, you should fill in a P85 form and you may get a tax refund, although as we're just at the end of the tax year it'll depend on when you're going. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cnr/p85_p85s.htm

You've seen the Wiki article on things to do when leaving the UK? It's mentioned in there, well worth a look if you haven't read it yet.

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tax+return+when+leaving+the+uk

Any of the HMRC links.
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Old Apr 4th 2014, 1:29 pm
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How long before we leave should we complete this?
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How long before we leave should we complete this?
OMG. I don't mean to sound impatient, but you need to read the links you have been given, and do a bit of searching yourself. It's not fair for people on here to do the research for you.

From one of the google links:
If you have left or are about to leave the UK you must tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). If you're not required to fill in a tax return, you'll have to complete form P85 Leaving the UK - getting your tax right. HMRC will use the information on the form to send you any tax refund you're owed and work out if you'll become non-resident. It's important you enclose parts 2 and 3 of form P45 if you have one as HMRC will not be able to make any tax refund due without them. You'll need to send the original versions - photocopies won't be accepted.
There is also a wiki article called "Taxes when leaving the UK" and a subsection called "Telling the tax man you're leaving - why and how". Does that not sound like an article worth reading?

Please do some reading and some research. A quick bit of googling and looking on the wiki answers about 90% of your questions.
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