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Any foreign seafarer residing in the EU is entitled to refund part of taxes paid in the UK (UK) and get a 100% tax refund (SED). Don't miss out!
Yes
Can I return
seafarer taxes
paid in the UK?
you earned in the UK in 2018-19
< £11,850
> 60 £
of work-related expenses paid by you
Tax overpayment happens, if ...
you need to work and visit one foreign port in order to qualify for the full tax refund
365 days
British taxes take up to 45% of the salary of the EU resident seafarers working on a vessel. Fortunately, there are tax credits ✊✨to pay less taxes.

Some tax credits apply automatically. But to get the tax credits in full - just start with online registration
1. Personal Allowance
The minimum personal allowance is the amount of income you don't pay your tax on (in 2018 and 2019, the income of less than £11,850 is tax-free).
2. Full refund of SED.
The Seafarer's Earnings Deduction (or SED) is a legal way to return taxes paid by EU residing seafarers. However, you need to comply with three requirements.
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Quick facts


Full return of SED for seafarers residing in EU/EEA
The Seafarer's Earnings Deduction (or SED) is a legal way to return taxes paid by EU residing seafarers. You need to be a seafarer and live in one of the countries in the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), while not living in the UK on a permanent basis.

In order to get SED refund, one is obliged to comply with each of three requirements:
You need to work on a vessel.
You need to observe the qualification period: the requested duration shall be at least 365 days with the first and the last days in the sea (on a vessel etc.) At the same time, you need to spend at least 183 days out of the UK during the same period.
You need to visit at least 1 foreign port each tax year (and during the qualification period). In case if you had several employers during the requested period, you need to have 1 foreign port visited for each of them.
Taxes and tax credits
All people working in Great Britain have to pay income tax to the state. Furthermore, they have the right to claim tax credits. Some of them are provided automatically. However, in order to get the full amount of tax credits, you just need to initiate the online registration process.

Current income tax rates
The rate of income tax depends on your income. The higher the income, the bigger are taxes. In 2018/2019, the rate of the income tax starts at 20% for income under £34,500 and up to 45% for income over £150,000.

Current tax rates can be found on the official HMRC website
Tax credit ⟶ Personal Allowance
The minimum personal allowance is the part of your income that won't be taxed. In some cases, this tax credit can be provided automatically as a part of your salary.

One is able to claim a refund of the personal allowance:
  • For the last 4 years after the end of the tax year.
  • For the current tax year in case you left the UK or stopped working.

Taxes and personal allowance in 2018-2019:
  • for the income of less than £11,851 the tax rate is 0% ⟶ due to the personal allowance
  • for the income of more than £11,851 and less than £46,350, the tax rate is 20%
  • for the income of more than £46,351 and less than £150,000 the tax rate is 40% the tax rate for the income of more than £150,000 is 45%

Example of the tax refund calculation:

During 2018/19, the income of Victor was equal to £12,000, while the employer took £800 of taxes.

Calculation:
Income (£12,000) - Personal Allowance (£11,851) = Taxed amount (£149) Taxed amount (£149) - Tax (20%) = The correct amount of tax is £29,80

✨💰£770,2
As a result, the income tax paid of Viktor is bigger the right amount, so he's overpaid a tax
Credited tax (£800) - The correct amount of tax (£29,80) = Overpaid amount (£770,2)
Tax reduction ⟶ Job expense
This is the tax return for your work-related expenses. This tax credit is not provided automatically, and one needs to submit a request to the HMRC.

One can get a tax return in case if they spend more than £60 for work-related expenses to pay for the following:
  • repairing or replacing small tools required to perform your work (e.g., scissors or a drill),
  • cleaning, restoring or replacing the special clothing (e.g., the uniform or boots)
Tax credit can't be used in order to cover purchases of small tools and clothes for work.

When it can be requested:
  • For the last 4 years after the end of the tax year.
  • For the current tax year in case if you left the UK or stopped working; or in case if you still work via the tax code. One needs to provide supporting documents in order to prove the indicated amount.

What is the maximum amount of tax deduction:
  • the exact amount spent (you have to provide receipts and invoices to the HMRC) the fixed amount (you have to provide receipts and invoices to the HMRC)
  • Flat rate expenses allow you to claim tax relief for a standard amount. Depending on the profession and the field of work, the amount of tax refund may vary from £60 to £1022

Example of the tax refund calculation: ✨💰£770,2
During 4 years of work in the agricultural sector, Victor spent £500 of his own money to clean and repair his uniform every year.
Victor is able to get a refund for every year: (£500 - 20%) = £100 x 4 years = £400 can be returned from the HMRC.
Deadlines
A UK tax year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April. For example, if we are talking about the tax year 2019/20 it would start on 6 April 2019 and finish on 5 April 2020.

💡 The main rule, refund or repayment cannot be claimed more than 4 years after the end of the relevant tax year. So, April 5, 2020, is the last day to apply for tax refunds for tax year 2015/16.

💡 Furthermore, in accordance with the tax legislation, you can claim a tax refund for the current year in only 2 cases:
  • If you left the UK and have no plans to return during the current tax year.
  • If you've been unemployed for at least four weeks
Form: P45
Your employer will provide you with the P45 Form at the end of your employment.
The P45 Form shows the exact amount of taxes taken from your salary from the beginning of the tax year (April 6) until the date of employment termination.

The P45 Form consists of 4 parts: (1A, 2 and 3), and (1)
  • The (1A, 2 and 3) parts are provided to the employee.
  • The (1) part of the P45 form is sent to the HMRC by the employer.
  • The employee gives parts (2 and 3) of the P45 Form to new employer or to the tax authorities in order to apply for a tax refund.
  • The (1A) part stays with you for future records.

💡 Useful tip:
  • In order to get the P45 Form faster, write a dismissal request.
  • In case if you lost the P45 Form or you get it, your tax agent will make it on your behalf without any additional fees.
    Form: P60 end of year certificate
    The P60 Form shows the exact amount of taxes cut from your income during the current tax year (from April 6 to April 5). The P60 Form has to be issued by all employers, which paid you salaries. The employer is obliged to issue the P60 Form before May 31 (in paper or electronic format).
    💡 You will need the P60 Form to do the following:
    • to prove the exact amount of imposed taxes;
    • to refund overpaid taxes;
    • to apply for tax credits;
    • to prove the level of income in case if you need a loan.

    💡 Useful tip:
    In case if you lost the P60 Form or you get it, your tax agent will make it on your behalf without any additional fees.
      Form: P11D
      Use form P11D if you're an employer and need to report end-of-year expenses and benefits for employees and directors.

      1. A copy of the P11D Form can be issued by your employer.
      2. You will get a P11D Form in case if you received various benefits (e.g., a personal car, medical insurance, subsistence allowance, and hospitality expenditures) and your employer reported them to HMRC.
      3. You won't be able to get a copy of the P11D Form in case if your employer has already taken all the related taxes from provided expenses.
      Tax Calculation (sometimes called P800)
      Full tax calculation and the real meaning of Tax Calculation (sometimes called P800).
      It's worth noting that Tax Calculation is a letter with tax calculation for a single tax year issued by the tax authorities.
      The letter is sent to your home address registered in HMRC at the time of calculation. Furthermore, a copy of the letter will be sent to your agent. On average, the post will deliver it in 2-3 weeks.

      The first page of the calculation contains the amount of overpaid taxes (HMRC owes you) and unpaid taxes (You owe HMRC).
      The second page of the calculation contains information about all types of income including salaries, pensions, personal assets and interests, paid taxes, personal allowance, other tax credits and the final result of the calculation.

      When you will receive the P800
      It will be automatically issued in case you have overpaid or underpaid taxes. The P800 letter is sent by the end of November, after the end of the tax year on April 5. One is able to submit a request to HMRC in order to get a calculation. You can receive the calculation throughout the year.
      By the way, HMRC won't be able to issue a copy of the calculation in case they sent you the P800 letter, while you didn't receive it. In this case, you can only apply for a short version of the calculation.

      P800 says that you have a refund
      In case if the P800 letter says that you got a tax refund, you can get it online by providing a number of a bank account in the UK. The money will be credited in 5 working days. In case if you don't do anything, HMRC will send you a cheque in 45 days.
      In case if the P800 says that you will receive a cheque, it will arrive in 14 days after the date of the P800 issuance.
      In case if you had overpaid taxes in previous years, you will get a single cheque for the entire amount. If you have an agent, there are high chances that they will receive it.

      💡 Useful tip:
      • In case if you are sure that the Tax Calculation contains the wrong amount, you need to contact the HMRC or one of our agents.
      • In case if you haven't received the Tax Calculation you need to contact the HMRC or one of our agents.
      Tax number or NIN
      National Insurance number (NIN)
      The NIN consists of letters and digits and remains the same for the person.

      NN 12 34 56 A


      Any person of at least 16 years and working in the UK is obliged to receive this number in order to work within the country. The number can be used to request medical services, open a bank account or even rent an apartment.

      One can find their NIN in the following places:
      • in the pay sheet
        in the P60 and P45 forms
        in the letter from the HMRC tax authority
      💡Useful tip:
      • Visit the nearest Job Centre as soon as you come to the country in order to apply for the number. Kindly note that the issuance of the number takes 2-6 weeks.
      • In case if you lost your NIN, you can submit the CA5403 form or call the NI helpline: 0300 200 3500. The HMRC will send you a letter with the NIN in 10 working days.
      CIS tax rebates (UK)
      Foreign Self-employed construction workers in the UK get their salary after the deduction of the CIS tax by the contractor (the rate is 20%) as part of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). After that, the contractor sends the amount of tax to the HMRC.

      That's an average tax rebate around of £1000 ✨💰
      By submitting the tax return, one is able to refund the amount of taxes for the personal allowance, as well as the money spent on equipment, uniform, food and travel services. Don't miss it!

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