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    • Mollie_Guinness15
    • By Mollie_Guinness15 13th Oct 16, 8:10 AM
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    Tax rebate after discharge from BR
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:10 AM
    Tax rebate after discharge from BR 13th Oct 16 at 8:10 AM
    I have received a £200 tax rebate today,as I over paid tax last tax year. Do I need to inform the OR of this?
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    • fermi
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    If it relates to a tax year before or the one in which you went BR in, then yes you do need to tell them.
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    • jason909
    • By jason909 13th Oct 16, 1:02 PM
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    I know quite a few people who during bankruptcy received a tax rebate, some very recently. All kept the money which I'm not condoning at all, however my uncle who works in the Insolvancy Service claimed that unless somebody calls and reports them they have absolutely no way of knowing. He even went on to say if it's a few hundred quid or less they have no interest and would cost them more in administration costs.
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    • By luvchocolate 13th Oct 16, 2:06 PM
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    You are legally bound to inform the O.R of any changes to your circumstances, nobody on here will tell you not to be honest and upfront.

    Or they are not worth taking advice from if they tell you otherwise.
    • Mollie_Guinness15
    • By Mollie_Guinness15 13th Oct 16, 3:58 PM
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    It's from the tax year after I went bankrupt, but during the one I was discharged, so I have informed my OR, who has always been more than reasonable, I'll let you know the outcome.
    • elljay
    • By elljay 13th Oct 16, 5:48 PM
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    I know quite a few people who during bankruptcy received a tax rebate, some very recently. All kept the money which I'm not condoning at all, however my uncle who works in the Insolvancy Service claimed that unless somebody calls and reports them they have absolutely no way of knowing. He even went on to say if it's a few hundred quid or less they have no interest and would cost them more in administration costs.
    Originally posted by jason909
    Not really sure this is worth answering but a reminder that one of the first forms you sign after becoming bankrupt (usually within the first couple of days) is one that gives your permission to the OR and HMRC to talk to each other. So HMRC knows you are br and the OR knows your tax situation.

    I had 2 tax rebate notifications relating to my br year. One time HMRC put a payment of over £2k straight into my bank account and the second time wrote to notify me that nearly £2k again had been sent direct to the OR's office. I notified the OR and they gave me their bank details to forward the first one on.

    It's legally (and morally) right to tell them so Mollie you did the right thing and Jason's uncle is misinformed.
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