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Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2023 05:43:49 GMT by danny monk
hi, i sent in my r43s twice, once in October and again in December. there's been no feedback and nothing i can find to work out what's happening with them or the time frame. can you offer any guidance or help with this? i'm living abroad and paper replies from hmrc can take upwards of 3 months to reach me but i did enclose, and request, a UK address for any replies to be sent to although there's been nothing sent there. on my personal tax page it does say that a form arrived on 8/12/22 but it still seems to be in the process of being worked upon, the earlier submission seems to have concluded but there's no detail to be found.
Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2023 12:02:02 GMT by HMRC Admin 32

We do have a large backlog at present and are currently working claims received 27 October 2022. As you have not stated what date that form was sent we cannot give you a definate date for a reply. Based on the December date, it will be 3 April 2023 for a reply.

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 09 May 2023 16:51:15 GMT by Susan Ploetz
I've taken money out from my private pension which was below £12500. I've been taxed on this although this is my only income for last year. How likely will it be that I will receive a tax refund? Sending the R43 by post is really very inconvenient and will delay the process further. Can anyone advise please?
Posted Tue, 16 May 2023 10:20:12 GMT by HMRC Admin 5
Hi SusanPloetz,

You do not say whether you are resident in the UK or not, so R43 may not be appropriate.  

To make a repayment claim you will need to submit R43 to HM Revenue and Customs BX9 1AS.  You can find our contact details here-

Self Assessment: general enquiries

Thank you.
Posted Wed, 28 Jun 2023 00:51:22 GMT by danny monk
hi the r43 forms have now disappeared from my tax page but there's no information. i am set up for paperless contact but haven't received an email, nor have i received any kind of paper contact. can you give me any idea of what's happening? how long this process takes and what i should do? thanks
Posted Tue, 04 Jul 2023 10:40:17 GMT by HMRC Admin 5
Hi danny monk

You can access an R43 here Claim personal allowances and tax refunds if you live abroad

Thank you

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