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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,798 ✭✭✭Mr. Incognito


    andrewchen wrote: »
    I like taxback as they organises tax refunds for non-residents who work in the US. They specialise in IRS tax refunds for J1 Exchange, F1 Student, H Visa, P Visa, O Visa, L Visa and E visa holders. Also they have more than 13 years experience in international tax refunds and our 600 staff file more than 130,000 tax returns every year.

    Ahem.

    If you are a person connected with taxback kindly identify yourself as such.

    Boards has a policy on brand ambassadors.

    I have a policy on soliciting business and connected persons posing as users to drum up business. Be warned.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12 silverlight


    Ive got mine with allmytax.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 515 ✭✭✭sharky86


    Big thumbs up for taxback.com Great service


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Crazy World


    Has anyone used the sage TAS Books ( free version ) as a sole trader ? Did you need an accountant to help set it up at the start ?
    How did you find the software?
    Pros / Cons ?

    Thanks ,

    Crazy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28 oncebitten


    Fiii wrote: »
    The Wealth Shop - cannot recommend them enough!
    Richard was a huge help to me last year (my first year as self assessed). Always on the ball and there to answer any questions I had/ have. Saved me a fortune!
    They have a live chat on their website, you can go on and get a quote right there and then.

    http://www.domytaxreturn.ie/

    I found these guys to be absolutely terrible - think they're now trading as thetaxdepartment.com although when we initially asked them for advice it was called The Wealth Shop - we have dealt with Richard and Lynda - a complete disaster. I would never recommend them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭fluff_daddy


    I used taxback.com last year but didnt find it beneficial but maybe this was because of what I was due - anyway I checked my PAYE online account there now and taxback.com is listed as my Agent :O anyone know how I can change this ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭relax carry on


    I used taxback.com last year but didnt find it beneficial but maybe this was because of what I was due - anyway I checked my PAYE online account there now and taxback.com is listed as my Agent :O anyone know how I can change this ?

    Write an email to Revenue asking them to remove taxback.com as your agent. Also ensure that you update your bank details online as they are probably set to taxback.cons details.


  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭fluff_daddy


    Write an email to Revenue asking them to remove taxback.com as your agent. Also ensure that you update your bank details online as they are probably set to taxback.cons details.


    Cheers - yea I already updated the bank details fields. Right will send them an email.

    Any Med1 form pros here ? Wonder can I submit expenses before I get my p60 or would I have to wait ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭relax carry on


    Write an email to Revenue asking them to remove taxback.com as your agent. Also ensure that you update your bank details online as they are probably set to taxback.cons details.


    Cheers - yea I already updated the bank details fields. Right will send them an email.

    Any Med1 form pros here ? Wonder can I submit expenses before I get my p60 or would I have to wait ..

    Best to wait unless you are sure you can read your final payslip for 2011 correctly. Also just making sure you are making the medical claim online rather than physically sending a med 1 form.


  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭fluff_daddy


    Best to wait unless you are sure you can read your final payslip for 2011 correctly. Also just making sure you are making the medical claim online rather than physically sending a med 1 form.


    Was just gonna drop it into the office


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭relax carry on


    Best to wait unless you are sure you can read your final payslip for 2011 correctly. Also just making sure you are making the medical claim online rather than physically sending a med 1 form.


    Was just gonna drop it into the office

    You have an online account with a turnaround time of 48 hours versus a paper claim with up to 10 week turnaround. The online claim is easier than the med 1 paper form as you fill in less info. So with it being easier and faster, why would you use a paper form?


  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭fluff_daddy


    You have an online account with a turnaround time of 48 hours versus a paper claim with up to 10 week turnaround. The online claim is easier than the med 1 paper form as you fill in less info. So with it being easier and faster, why would you use a paper form?

    :O Last time i checked you could just print the form online - didnt know you could submit in online aswell. How do i submit it then ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭relax carry on


    You have an online account with a turnaround time of 48 hours versus a paper claim with up to 10 week turnaround. The online claim is easier than the med 1 paper form as you fill in less info. So with it being easier and faster, why would you use a paper form?

    :O Last time i checked you could just print the form online - didnt know you could submit in online aswell. How do i submit it then ?

    You use your paye anytime account. It's the one you used to change your bank details. Click on the year you want to claim, select health expenses, input your figure, then pay and tax for the year if not on file already and submit. There are videos on the login page which show you what to do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭fluff_daddy


    Cheers again mate - just doing this now. Couldnt see it under 2012 and then copped on it would be under 2011. Im assuming the tax Pay & Tax are the values on dec payslip after the tax credits & deductions have been applied ?!

    Only for ya ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭Mongarra


    The pay and tax figures are the gross pay and tax before deductions (except for pension deduction which is taken off) and before any tax credits


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7 laughoutloud


    Hello All

    Just wondering if anyone has used RED OAK TAX REFUNDS company before?

    And if they were any good.

    And if they charged much for the service?

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭kronsington


    lads bit of a retarted question but can you still claim tax back while still in employment? i got my p-60 last week and was looking to claim any refund for 2011. im still with the firm. ive never claimed tax back before and am a bit slow about how the system works. looked at taxback.com but am reluctant to go with them due to the high fee etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭relax carry on


    lads bit of a retarted question but can you still claim tax back while still in employment? i got my p-60 last week and was looking to claim any refund for 2011. im still with the firm. ive never claimed tax back before and am a bit slow about how the system works. looked at taxback.com but am reluctant to go with them due to the high fee etc.

    This really should be taught in secondary schools. First two links are how the taxation system works. If you can do basic maths, then you can figure out your own taxes. But it works out like this, standard rate band is the amount you can earn in the year at 20%. Anything above that figure is charged at 41%. Once you have the taxable figure (eg 20% of all you earned) you tax your tax credits from the figure. If you use up all your credits then you start to pay tax. If you don't use them all up then you don't pay PAYE.

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/faqs/starting-work-tax.html
    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/faqs/how-do-i-work-out-my-tax.html

    If you do not have the time to learn about something which will affect you for the rest of your working life, then by all means pay for a service like taxback.com.

    However if you put in 5 minutes of effort you can carry out reviews online yourself for free. Refunds of tax usually occure if you have paid tax in a particular year and you are claiming an additional credit or relief for that year. They can also occur if you paid emergency tax during a year you are looking to review.

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/tax-refunds.html

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it11.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,683 ✭✭✭✭Ally Dick


    This really should be taught in secondary schools. First two links are how the taxation system works. If you can do basic maths, then you can figure out your own taxes. But it works out like this, standard rate band is the amount you can earn in the year at 20%. Anything above that figure is charged at 41%. Once you have the taxable figure (eg 20% of all you earned) you tax your tax credits from the figure. If you use up all your credits then you start to pay tax. If you don't use them all up then you don't pay PAYE.

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/faqs/starting-work-tax.html
    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/faqs/how-do-i-work-out-my-tax.html

    If you do not have the time to learn about something which will affect you for the rest of your working life, then by all means pay for a service like taxback.com.

    However if you put in 5 minutes of effort you can carry out reviews online yourself for free. Refunds of tax usually occure if you have paid tax in a particular year and you are claiming an additional credit or relief for that year. They can also occur if you paid emergency tax during a year you are looking to review.

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/tax-refunds.html

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it11.html

    But if you do it all yourself, are you not going to have to face Revenue auditors alone in an audit situation ? Are you not better off paying an accountant for the backup that it gives you ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,344 ✭✭✭Thoie


    Ally Dick wrote: »
    But if you do it all yourself, are you not going to have to face Revenue auditors alone in an audit situation ? Are you not better off paying an accountant for the backup that it gives you ?

    If you're a PAYE employee with just one job, then audits aren't a big deal. You just hang on to receipts for anything you're claiming (such as medical expenses/bin charges), and hand them over to the auditor.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭relax carry on


    Ally Dick wrote: »
    This really should be taught in secondary schools. First two links are how the taxation system works. If you can do basic maths, then you can figure out your own taxes. But it works out like this, standard rate band is the amount you can earn in the year at 20%. Anything above that figure is charged at 41%. Once you have the taxable figure (eg 20% of all you earned) you tax your tax credits from the figure. If you use up all your credits then you start to pay tax. If you don't use them all up then you don't pay PAYE.

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/faqs/starting-work-tax.html
    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/faqs/how-do-i-work-out-my-tax.html

    If you do not have the time to learn about something which will affect you for the rest of your working life, then by all means pay for a service like taxback.com.

    However if you put in 5 minutes of effort you can carry out reviews online yourself for free. Refunds of tax usually occure if you have paid tax in a particular year and you are claiming an additional credit or relief for that year. They can also occur if you paid emergency tax during a year you are looking to review.

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal/tax-refunds.html

    http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it11.html

    But if you do it all yourself, are you not going to have to face Revenue auditors alone in an audit situation ? Are you not better off paying an accountant for the backup that it gives you ?

    No. Audits are not usually carried out on normal PAYE claims as the money involved is very small in the grand scheme of things. PAYE claims can be subject to verification checks where all the individual has to do is provide proof to backup the claim. This is usually a receipt. If someone wanted to get an accountant at this stage there is nothing stopping them but I can't see why you would need one for this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7 Lettergone


    Hello all.

    Mods I had a problem moving this to the approximate area, apologies.

    Have people used Taxback.com and how have they found them?

    I sent them a letter with private documents, P60, PPS number and income
    Details via registered post. After no contact three weeks later I rang to ask
    am I owed anything. To be told the letter never arrived,but it did.

    It was signed for and has gone missing.

    What's your experience.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 236 ✭✭NakedNNettles


    Hey man,

    Yeah, I used them when I got back from Oz and a bunch of other places over the years, no problems whatsoever, excellent service.

    You need to get back to the postal company and find out who (a person) signed for your letter, that's where the problem lies currently, not with Taxback.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,582 ✭✭✭✭TheZohanS


    Google is your friend, a lot of people have had problems with them.

    Google their name and "scam" and make up your own mind.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 69 ✭✭IsaMtq


    I've used taxback twice - for UK & Aus, got money back no problem but it does take about two months. I think i sent everything online aswell - just scanned everything. Hope you didn't send original docs!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭racso1975


    Their rates are far to high for me to even consider using them


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,288 ✭✭✭✭Vicxas


    I sent off my online calulator on their webiste before i read this. They're gonna call me back soon... Hope i dont get dicked around now :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,678 ✭✭✭The J Stands for Jay


    I can't understand why anyone would sort their Irish tax with this shower. It's more hassle than doing it yourself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,288 ✭✭✭✭Vicxas


    McGaggs wrote: »
    I can't understand why anyone would sort their Irish tax with this shower. It's mote hassle than doing it yourself.

    Whats the easiest way?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,080 ✭✭✭marketty


    PAYE Anytime is the Revenues online service. Nobody should be paying any company commission to claim tax back when it's so easy to do yourself.


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