Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

We work with a great many offshore workers and through our experience of working with them and closely with HMRC, we know the rules and what can and can’t be claimed for within the offshore industry.

Our clients range from scaffolders, riggers and roughnecks (to name a few of the professions on rigs and platforms) to the windfarm technicians. 

Be aware of any agent claiming you are offshore and eligible for sea-farers tax treatment. If you work within the UK Continental Shelf you are subject to UK tax. Some years ago we were prompted to write the article Offshore Rig Workers and Sea-Farers Tax – Dispelling The Myths, which is still relevant.

How much can I claim?

It’s possible to claim back tax up to four years, which on average sees repayments in excess of £2,500.

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Bettertax not only cleared my penalties but I also received a considerable refund.

Eddie H, West Midlands

What to expect

How easy will it be to claim an Offshore Industry tax refund?

It couldn’t be easier. Just sign and return the completed registration pack in the freepost envelope and we’ll manage the entire process with HMRC.

How long does an Offshore worker tax refund take?

From registration to completion, the process can take just 2 weeks for people with a UTR number and as little as 6 weeks for those without. These times will be more than halved in subsequent years once registered as our client.

What are your fees?

Our fee is 25% of the tax refund achieved for each tax year claimed if you are a PAYE employee. If we don’t get you a refund, you won’t pay a penny, so you can rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to get you the best tax refund possible. All fees are subject to VAT.

Why choose Bettertax?

Having been thoroughly vetted by HMRC in 2013, Bettertax not only deliver excellent customer service but our offshore industry tax refund service is also considered “low risk” by HMRC, which in turn offers better security for our clients’ tax refund claims or Self-Assessment tax returns than other tax agencies.

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Offshore Industry tax refunds what’s included

  • Preparation and submission of your Self-Assessment tax return
  • Full HMRC account management
  • Post care – Managing codes, deadlines and any other issues with HMRC
  • Management of Landlord’s rented property tax liability.

  • 12 months of free tax advice
  • Compliance (investigations) and figures checks (if any)
  • Generation of SA302 and other documents for mortgage & loan applications, employment references, CSA

Outstanding tax returns?

If you’ve fallen behind and have outstanding tax returns to be completed with penalties or debts at HMRC, don’t worry, just give us a call on 01280 821020 and we’ll let you know how we can help.

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