POA Circulars

30 | 16.03.2017


As a member of the POA, you are entitled to have your tax code checked for errors by tax experts at The Tax Refund Company. 16,600 members have already used the service, with over 1 in 3 members finding out they had paid too much tax and getting back an average refund of £175.50 each.

As a PAYE taxpayer, HMRC gives you a tax code so your employer knows how much tax you need to pay. Unfortunately, that code is often wrong and this typically results in you paying too much tax. HMRC rules make it your responsibility to check your tax code is right. It is not something your employer can do for you.

In reality, very few taxpayers know enough about income tax to spot errors in their tax code otherwise they would have noticed them when they first occurred. So with this in mind, we’re pleased to remind you that you’re entitled to receive a professional review of your last 4 years tax codes from by the UK’s No. 1 tax code experts – The Tax Refund Company.

Checking you’ve got the right tax code is even more important this year as there are new tax allowances that if you’re entitled to use them, could see you losing £454 this year alone if you miss out.

The main facts you need to know:

  • Your review is FREE if you do not get a tax refund
  • For every £1 refunded, you keep 62p (minimum fee £38*)
  • YOU keep 100% of any future savings you make from a new tax code

To find out if you are due a refund, go to taxrebates.com/ref/prison or print out this form, fill it in and send it back to the FREEPOST address at the bottom of the form overleaf.

Please bring this information to your members attention.

Yours sincerely


General Secretary

POA Circular 30- 2017 The Tax Refund Company.pdf

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