New tax repayment form (r40) now available
Form R40 is used by around 600,000 people every year - mainly pensioners, married women and children - to claim back tax deducted from bank or building society interest, or other investment income.
The new 4-page form has the same look and feel as the Short Self Assessment Tax Return, introduced last year, and follows a successful two-year trial involving around 1,000 people.
Anyone who hasn't completed a R40 before, and thinks they need to, can request copies of the new form from the HMRC Forms Helpline on 0845 9000 404 or download it from the HMRC website at hmrc.gov.uk/forms/r40.pdf
Anyone paying too much tax on their bank or building society interest may be able to register to have it paid gross, without tax being deducted. To find out more, call the Registration Helpline on 0845 980 0645 or log onto hmrc.gov.uk/taxback