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    • marcellep
    • By marcellep 9th Nov 10, 8:52 PM
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    I have checked 3 years

    2 say : There's a difference of £55 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code. Unless you have any other income, or deductions (see below), it appears your tax code could be incorrect

    And other says: There's a difference of £5 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code. Unless you have any other income, or deductions (see below), it appears your tax code could be incorrect

    So now I just write and ask them for the money back! are there any templates showing me what to say etc?

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  • bevan840
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    • 9th Nov 10, 8:57 PM
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    I'm wondering the same thing, just checked out DH's and it said there was a difference of £665!!! But it doesn't say in which way, wether tax man owes him or other way round. Any idea's how to tell?
    Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177
    • marcellep
    • By marcellep 9th Nov 10, 9:01 PM
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    I'm wondering the same thing, just checked out DH's and it said there was a difference of £665!!! But it doesn't say in which way, wether tax man owes him or other way round. Any idea's how to tell?
    Originally posted by bevan840

    Guess if it says that they are due us £££

    There's a difference of £55 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code. Unless you have any other income, or deductions (see below), it appears your tax code could be incorrect.

    This is just below where is show the figure!

    Does this mean my tax code's wrong?
    Unless you have any other income, or deductions, your tax code could be incorrect. Remember, this is only a rough check, but it suggests your tax code doesn't match your age and salary
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  • bevan840
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    • 9th Nov 10, 9:02 PM
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    wicked!! so need to get him to ring HMRC now then, that will be a job for tomorrow thanks marcellep
    Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177
    • marcellep
    • By marcellep 9th Nov 10, 9:05 PM
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    wicked!! so need to get him to ring HMRC now then, that will be a job for tomorrow thanks marcellep
    Originally posted by bevan840
    I am going to call too

    Good Luck and I will await an update
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  • purplegirluk1
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    • 9th Nov 10, 9:06 PM
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    • 9th Nov 10, 9:06 PM
    Hi, I have not been in work for the last 2 years, before that I was employed but received sick pay and then maternity pay. Can anyone tell me if it is possible for me to check the tax I paid prior to my employment ending?
    • marcellep
    • By marcellep 9th Nov 10, 9:09 PM
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    Hi, I have not been in work for the last 2 years, before that I was employed but received sick pay and then maternity pay. Can anyone tell me if it is possible for me to check the tax I paid prior to my employment ending?
    Originally posted by purplegirluk1
    Do you have a P60 for the period you wish to check? If so that holds the information you need.

    Or

    Your final Wage slip as I think that contains the same information for that tax year

    Or you could ask your previous employer for a copy
    Last edited by marcellep; 09-11-2010 at 9:13 PM.
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    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:13 PM
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    Guess if it says that they are due us £££
    Originally posted by marcellep
    Mine says there is a difference of £65 between the tax free allowance for my age and the one in my tax code.

    This is true - I would normally be on a tax code of 647L but I have a tax code of 654L. 647L gives me a personal allowance of £6475 and tax code 654L gives me a personal allowance of £6545 so difference is actually £70, not £65.

    This means I actually pay less tax amounting to 20% of £70 so £14.

    However I know my code is correct as I receive an allowance for professional subscriptions.

    To be honest I really don't think it tells you anything useful.
    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:15 PM
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    I'm wondering the same thing, just checked out DH's and it said there was a difference of £665!!! But it doesn't say in which way, wether tax man owes him or other way round. Any idea's how to tell?
    Originally posted by bevan840
    What is his tax code?
    • marcellep
    • By marcellep 9th Nov 10, 9:16 PM
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    Mine says there is a difference of £65 between the tax free allowance for my age and the one in my tax code.

    This is true - I would normally be on a tax code of 647L but I have a tax code of 654L. 647L gives me a personal allowance of £6475 and tax code 654L gives me a personal allowance of £6545 so difference is actually £70, not £65.

    This means I actually pay less tax amounting to 20% of £70 so £14.

    However I know my code is correct as I receive an allowance for professional subscriptions.

    To be honest I really don't think it tells you anything useful.
    Originally posted by jem16
    Awww I was hoping for a wee bonus, so u think I am due Nothing
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  • bevan840
    Jem it was for tax year 07/08. His tax code was 456L and he earned £11963 before tax
    Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177
    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:18 PM
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    Awww I was hoping for a wee bonus, so u think I am due Nothing
    Originally posted by marcellep
    At best £11, at worst £1.

    What are the tax codes you are checking and for what years?
    • marcellep
    • By marcellep 9th Nov 10, 9:20 PM
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    At best £11, at worst £1.

    What are the tax codes you are checking and for what years?
    Originally posted by jem16
    0653L for year ending 2010
    0609L for year ending 2009
    0503L for year ending 2007
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    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:24 PM
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    Jem it was for tax year 07/08. His tax code was 456L and he earned £11963 before tax
    Originally posted by bevan840
    Lower that it should be yes - it would have been 522L.

    Having a lower code would mean he paid more tax than normal. However there could be many reasons for this such as receiving a taxable benefit such as private health insurance, company car or it could have been an underpayment of tax from a previous year that had to be collected.

    He would normally have received a coding notice explaining the different tax code.
    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:27 PM
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    0653L for year ending 2010
    0609L for year ending 2009
    Originally posted by marcellep
    Each of these higher by £60 so you paid less tax. If they are wrong you owe HMRC tax. You have received an allowance - could be uniform washing or professional subs or something similar.

    0503L for year ending 2007
    This one is exactly what it should have been.
  • bevan840
    He wasn't receiving any benefit's and can't think of any reason why he would of had an underpayment, doesn't remember any letters either, but he is male so you never know

    (Not all men are forgetful, I know )
    Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177
    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:33 PM
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    He wasn't receiving any benefit's and can't think of any reason why he would of had an underpayment, doesn't remember any letters either, but he is male so you never know

    (Not all men are forgetful, I know )
    Originally posted by bevan840
    Receiving a state pension or other income that is paid gross but is taxable?

    If none of these apply and he really can't remember then phone HMRC.
  • bevan840
    No pension yet and only ever had 1 job at the time, will get him to ring tomorrow, thanks jem
    Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177
    • jem16
    • By jem16 9th Nov 10, 9:36 PM
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    No pension yet and only ever had 1 job at the time, will get him to ring tomorrow, thanks jem
    Originally posted by bevan840
    Do let us know - I'm curious.
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