Millions in tax unclaimed by North West Construction Workers
Construction workers and other self employed people living in the North West are being urged to reclaim what is theirs following new research that found thousands of them could be eligible for major tax refunds.
Unlike self-employed workers who deduct travel expenses as part of their annual self-assessment tax returns, many PAYE construction operatives like labourers, ground workers and brick layers are failing to claim these expenses back.
In the Liverpool and Manchester areas, the report calculates that almost £6 million of tax refunds go unclaimed.
The report was commissioned by tax refund specialist RIFT, which estimate that there could be as much as £180 million pounds floating around HMRC that could be putting food on peoples’ tables.
Sue Nelson from RIFT explains more: