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Tax Refund and Preparation Fees

Taxback.com provides you with the best value for money tax refund service available anywhere in the world. We guarantee to get you the fastest, maximum, legal tax refund and our services and fees reflect this.


Our initial estimation of your tax refund is free – whether you get it online, on email or on the phone from our staff – and there's no obligation to use our service.


Once you send us your documents and signed tax forms, we'll evaluate your refund further and assess what additional services you need such as document retrieval or a temporary social security number. Then we'll let you know how much it will cost to file your tax return for you. We only charge you the fee once the refund is actually received from the tax office – so you pay nothing upfront.


Our fees are based on the fact that we have our own local tax experts around the world who ensure that every single one of our tax refund applications is completely legally compliant with tax laws and is for the maximum amount we can apply for you. All our US income tax returns are signed off and submitted by our Certified Public Account (CPA) in Chicago and the same goes for our Authorised Tax Agents in Australia.


All our tax refund service fees are based on a percentage of the refund amount received, subject to a minimum fee.


If you are applying for a personal income tax refund, please select the country you need tax services for to view the relevant fees.

Our Fees per Tax Refund Country

Australia Australia

For tax refunds from Australia, we offer a range of services and pricing depending on your residency status and the time it will take to receive your refund.

Low refunds: For non residents' refunds and refunds under AU$150 the fee is AU$87 + handling fee

Australian Citizens: For tax refunds for Australian citizens we charge a flat fee of AU$99 (handling fee included).

Australian Residents for tax purposes: For Australian residents for tax purposes we charge per tax year 9% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office subject to a minimum fee of $99 + handling fee.

Early Assessment: If you have already left Australia and want to apply for your refund before the tax year ends, our fee for early assessment is per tax year 9% + handling fee of the refund received subject to a minimum fee of $99 + handling fee, as of March 2010.

Superannuation Refunds: If you have left Australia permanently we can organise a refund of your superannuation and for this service we charge 20% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office. Refunds below AUD$1000 will be subject to a minimum fee.

If you need us to file an amendment of your tax return, our fees for paper amendments are per tax year 25% + handling fee of the refund received subject to a minimum fee of $250 + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office. For electronic amendments our fee is per tax year 15% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office subject to a minimum fee of $200 + handling fee.

Fees for previous tax years may be different so if you're applying for a tax refund from before 2005, Chat Live here to find out about your specific case.

If you require document retrieval services, our fee for this is AU$40 + handling fee per document.

Austria Austria

For tax refunds from Austria, we charge per tax year 16.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office, subject to a minimum of €50 + handling fee.

Belgium Belgium

For tax refunds from Belgium we charge per tax year 12.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office subject to a minimum fee of €62.50 + handling fee.

Canada Canada

Canadian Tax Services for non-Canadians

No upfront fee payment is required. Essentially, you never have to put your hand in your pocket as we only deduct our fee from the refund amount once it has been secured from the tax office.

For Canadian tax refunds we charge per tax year 12.5% + handling fee of the refund received subject to a minimum fee of $62.50 + handling fee.

If you require document retrieval services for your Canada tax refund, our fee for this is CA$20 + handling fee per document.

Canadian Tax Services for Canadians

Fee payment is required upfront and additional fees may apply for more complicated tax returns.

We offer a choice of two services for our Canadian tax return service: one is for preparation of the tax return only and the other is for preparation and filing of the tax return. The fees for each are outlined below.

Tax Return Service Preparation Filing service
Basic (standard) - employment income plus basic expenses, e.g. charitable donations, education and medical expenses CA$ 20 CA$ 75
Family (tax return for customer and spouse) - employment income plus basic expenses, e.g. charitable donations, education and medical expenses CA$ 36 CA$ 135
Investment and Rental income CA$ 50 CA$ 200

Please note that discount offers do not extend to our tax preparation services. (Family service fees excluded).

Denmark Denmark

For tax refunds from Denmark we charge per tax year 12.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office, subject to a minimum fee of €62.50 + handling fee.

Germany Germany

For income tax refunds and pension refunds from Germany, we charge per tax year 16.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office, subject to a minimum fee of €50 + handling fee.

Gibraltar Gibraltar

For tax refunds from Gibraltar we charge per tax year 16.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office subject to a minimum fee of £50 + handling fee.

Guernsey Guernsey

For tax refunds from Guernsey we charge 16.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office subject to a minimum fee of £50 + handling fee.

Holland Holland

For tax refunds from Holland we charge per tax year 16.5% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office subject to a minimum fee of €50 + handling fee.

Ireland Ireland

For PAYE income tax refunds from Ireland we charge per tax year 10% + handling fee of the amount processed by the relevant tax office, subject to a minimum processing fee of €40+ handling fee.

The taxback.com self-assessed tax service offers you a complete solution for a flat fee. Our packages are priced according to the complexity of your affairs and start at just €199 meaning you have transparency of the cost from the start. Contact our self-assessed team in Kilkenny today to discuss your self-assessed tax return needs.

For PRSI refunds from Ireland we charge a small percentage per tax year of the amount processed by the relevant tax office, subject to a minimum processing fee of €60 + handling fee.

If you require document retrieval services for your Irish tax refund, our fee for this is €15 + handling fee per document.

Japan Japan

For Japanese income tax refunds we charge 10% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of 7171 JPY + handling fee.

For Japanese pension tax refunds we charge 15% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of 10757 JPY + handling fee.

Luxembourg Luxembourg

For tax refunds from Luxembourg we charge 12.5% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum fee of €62.50 + handling fee.

New Zealand New Zealand

For refunds from New Zealand we charge 12.5% + handling fee of the refund received subject to a minimum fee of NZ$62 + handling fee.

Fees for previous tax years may be different so if you're applying for a tax refund from before 2008, Chat Live here to find out about your specific case.

If you require document retrieval services for your NZ tax refund, our fee for this is NZ$30 + handling fee per document.

Norway Norway

For tax refunds from Norway we charge 15% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum fee of €75 + handling fee.

UK UK

UK Self-Assessment Tax Return service

The UK tax return is comprised of a main return and 9 supplementary pages (named SA 101 – SA109) each of which focuses on a specific type of income. Depending on your sources of income, you will need to complete the main return and the relevant supplementary pages.

Most tax returns can be completed on a Fixed Fee basis, regardless of how many supplementary pages you require.

  • The minimum cost for a straightforward Self Assessment tax return is £175 (inc VAT)
  • If business or property income is involved, the fee is £225 (inc VAT)

An uplift of £50 on our fixed fees will be applied, for meeting urgent deadlines.

What does the Fixed Fee include?

  • Completion of core Self Assessment tax return form.
  • Completion of all the necessary supplementary pages.
  • Calculation of your tax liability or repayment.
  • Submission of the tax return to the Inland Revenue.
  • VAT

What is not included in the Fixed Fee?

  • Obtaining information from third parties.
  • Organisation of supporting information, e.g. receipts.
  • Tax and planning advice.
  • Dealing with Inland Revenue enquiries.

In such instances, we may need to increase our fees to cover the additional work involved. An estimate of the cost for this type of work will always be agreed with you in advance. The exceptions to our two fixed fees are when your tax affairs are especially complicated (e.g foreign income sources and associated reliefs) or you have capital gains tax liabilities. In these cases, the fee will be based on the time taken to deal with the tax return. Normally this will be no more than £325 (inc VAT). A brief review of your tax position is needed to give a quote based on your specific circumstances.

For UK PAYE, and Seafarer tax refunds we charge 11% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of £50 + handling fee.

As CIS workers are required to submit tax returns to secure any refunds, we charge 11% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of £225 inclusive.

A bank transfer fee may apply, depending on the method you request to receive your refund. If you require document retrieval services for your UK tax refund, our fee for this is £20 + handling fee per document.

USA USA

ForUS income tax refunds we charge 10% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of $75 + handling fee for refunds up to $750.

If you are due a small refund from the US that does not cover our minimum fee, taxback.com offers a reduced fee to allow you to meet your US tax filing obligations and file your tax return.

For FICA refunds our fee is 20% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum fee of $75 + handling fee for refunds less than $375.

If you require document retrieval services for your US tax refund, our fee for this is US$25 + handling fee per document.

For US citizens and residents abroad (expat tax) our fees structure is as follows:

  • Basic return that covers all of the basic Federal forms required for Expat returns - US$300.00
  • Add a small business (Schedule C) - US$99 each
  • Add a partnership K-1 - US$99 each
  • Add a rental property - US$99 each
  • Add a state and/or city - US$25 each
  • Need an amended return - add US$150
  • Need an FBAR and/or Form 8938 - US$50 each

For Rental Income tax returns our fee is US$400

For investment income income tax returns we charge 10% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of $75 + handling fee for refunds up to $750.

For gambling income tax returns we charge 10% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of $75 + handling fee for refunds up to $750.

Our fee for organising an ITIN is $120 and this fee is additional to other tax return services provided.

Our fee for organising an EIN is $200 and this fee is additional to other tax return services provided.

taxback.com looked after both my income tax and super refunds

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Our minimum fee covers all the things that make filing your application with us so easy including:


  • Our CPA in Chicago, Authorised Tax Agent in Sydney and highly qualified team of worldwide tax specialists
  • Customer support 24/7 by phone and Live Chat
  • Free phone and free fax

Additional fees apply for the document retrieval service (see the relevant tax refund country for details) and tax number provision (see the Tax Number section further down on this page).

Dividend Withholding Tax Reclaim Service Fees


The dividend withholding tax reclaim service is charged at 15% of the refund amount subject to a minimum fee of €75 per reclaim per jurisdiction. Where tax countries permit claims for multiple tax years within one application, taxback.com will ensure to bundle claims in order to keep costs to a minimum.

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Tax Number Service Fees 

Australia


Tax File Number: For tax file number application we charge a flat fee of AU$30 or EUR 25. The fee is paid before submitting the application to the tax authorities.


Australian Business Number: For Australian business number application we charge a flat fee of AU$100 or EUR80. The fee is paid before submitting the application to the tax authorities.




Canada


Social Insurance Number (SIN): For SIN application we charge a flat fee of CA$10.00. The fee is paid before providing the completed SIN application form and application instructions to the customer.


Individual Tax Number (ITN): For ITN application we charge a flat fee of CA$30.00. The fee is paid before submitting the application to the tax authorities.


Business Number (BN): For BN application we charge a flat fee of CA$50.00. The fee is paid before submitting the application to the tax authorities.




New Zealand


IRD Number: For IRD number application we charge a flat fee of NZD$20 or €15. The fee is paid before submitting the application to the tax authorities.




UK


National Insurance Number: For application of a National Insurance Number, we charge £40.




US


Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN): Our fee for organising an ITIN is $120.


Employer Identification Number (EIN): Our fee for organising an EIN is $200.