Seafarers Tax Refund

Have you filed your Seafarer tax return?

Have you filed your Seafarers tax refund? The Seafarer’s Earnings Deduction (SED). This is a tax relief claimable by UK and EEA resident employees working on ships:


Seafarer Tax Refund FAQ & Information

As the system for Seafarer’s is quite different to everything else we deal with, we do not charge a commission. We charge a one off fee of £210+vat to deal with your years claim.

Q: How do I know if I qualify for SED?
A:  You must meet three basic criteria:

  1. Qualifying vessel: 
  2. Qualifying period: .
  3. Qualifying voyage: 

If all three criteria are met, then you can claim. Apply online now here!

Non Resident Seafarer

If you are a seafarer who is not a resident in the UK or any other EEA country, you may be able to claim back any UK Income Tax taken off your seafaring earnings.

Any Income from duties you performed in the UK or within the UK continental shelf, will be liable to UK tax, so will duties you performed between UK ports where you did not visit a foreign port. Any duties you performed outside that sector or on direct journeys between UK and foreign ports will not be liable to UK tax.

If you are a seafarer who is not a resident in the UK or any other EEA country, you may be able to claim back any UK Income Tax taken from your seafaring earnings.

Any income from duties you performed in the UK, or within the UK continental shelf, will be liable to UK tax. So will duties you performed between UK ports where you did not visit a foreign port. Any duties you performed outside that sector or on direct journeys between UK and foreign ports will not be liable to UK tax