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  • RE: Unable to claim the refund

    I have a similar situation. It is unfortunate the moderators of this forum keep referring people to the HMRC helpline. They don't help. They only tell you what you already see on their website. If you cannot claim online, you will get a cheque instead. However, almost no country accepts cheques anymore.......
  • RE: HMRC cheque for tax refund

    I am also waiting for something similar. The unfortunate thing is that HMRC wants to stick to outdated procedures, like sending cheques that no bank in Europe takes. I called their helpline several times, but they insist on cheques and keep confirming they don't do bank transfers. So i guess all our refunds are lost......
  • RE: Bank transfer rather than cheque for Tax Refund

    Hi Charlotte1, I am facing the same issue. Contacting their Income Tax department won't help. I have done this before. They give you the same reply, cheque or nominee. They don't have another method for tax refunds. So, like with me, the money is lost, and will remain with HMRC.
  • HMRC still sending cheques !?! - in 2022

    I recently received a cheque from HMRC for a tax refund. However, as I have been living in the EU for years and no longer in the UK, I have no way of depositing a cheque with a bank. Banks in the EU have not taken cheques for some time. I am surprised that HMRC still uses this antiquated and insecure method of payment, which is apparently still common practice in the UK. Nevertheless, I am now faced with the problem - like many others - of what to do with this cheque. HMRC keep saying they can only do refunds by cheque, or if you still have a UK bank account, or someone in the UK in whose name the cheque can be made payable. Well, like a lot of people, I no longer have a UK bank account or any nominee in the UK. Quickly opening a UK bank account is unfortunately not an option either, as no UK bank will open an account if you are not a UK resident. And HMRC does not do bank transfers. Although that would be safer than sending cheques by post. This unfortunately means that HMRC cannot pay out my refund, and will therefore keep it themselves.