Hello, I’m Belgium and I do not know very well the british tax process. I work in London as an employee, and I have additional rental income (I rent a room of my appartement). I have a national insurance number. I have send the forms concerning these incomes to HMRC ; I have send my tax return on paper to my local HMRC. What documents should I get from the HMRC concerning this rental income ? what letters HMRC will send to me ? Thank for your help. Martin.
Thanks for your reply. I may seem a very silly question , but I am a foreigner, and I have never seen an english acknowledgement of a tax return : what look like this document?: What is written in the title of this document? Is it written "acknowledgement of tax return" , or something else ?. Thank for your help. Martin.
As the PP said, you may find that the room you are renting - providing you are not charging more than £250/month - falls under the tax-free 'Rent A Room Scheme'.
HMRC letters are usually very distinctive and self-explanatory. I have one in front of me received after I submitted an online return and it simply says 'Thank you for your recent claim to repayment. A bank transfer of £XXX is being made to your account'
I think you should ask a friend with some financial experience to look at your tax return. If you didn't tick the box that says "do you want to claim rent a room relief?" then you will have paid too much tax. That's because you can rent a room in your own house and get some of that tax free.
If you have done it wrong, you can write to the taxman and say so, and they will give you your money back.