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Please check your tax code

Dear Colleague

Your tax code is extremely important. It tells your employer how much tax to take off your pay.

However, the results from more than 65,000 GMB members who’ve had their tax code professionally checked show that in the previous 4 years, 1 in 3 members had been given the wrong code by HMRC causing them to pay too much tax!

Fortunately they’ve managed to get some of their money back – on average £162 each, although one Scottish member got nearly £10,000 back off HMRC last year!

With 1 in 3 members getting the wrong code, it would make sense for you to check all your tax codes from the past 4 years and the one you are using this year, to make sure they were correct.

If you don’t know how to do this, the GMB tax review service can do it for you, even if you haven’t kept your pay slips.

Provided on our behalf by leading tax code experts, The Tax Refund Company, you will receive a FREE professional tax review.

If everything’s OK, there’s nothing to pay. If it turns out you’ve been given the wrong codes, The Tax Refund Company will deal with HMRC on your behalf to get your money back. If they’re successful, there’s a fee of £38 for the first £100 they get back for you. If you get back over £100, it’s just 38p for each £1 they get back.


There’s a quick initial review that takes a few minutes and will let you know if you need a full review and gives you an indication of how much you might get back.

To start it, click HERE.

If you have any questions, call The Tax Refund Company on 0161 968 7345 – they’re open Monday to Friday, 9-5.

I wish you the best of luck in getting your money back where due.

Yours faithfully

John Marr

Branch Secretary 

Posted: 2nd October 2018

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