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    • bozzy18
    • By bozzy18 13th Jul 17, 9:52 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 9:52 AM
    tax credit and pension contributions 13th Jul 17 at 9:52 AM
    Hi, I'm seeking advice please. I recently discovered (thanks to this forum) that we should not be including our employee pension contributions and gift aid donations when we declared our final incomes for tax credit purposes. This was not clear to us before.


    I wrote to them and queried whether I can go back 4 years (to when we started contributing to our employers pension funds) amending our previous declared incomes and they wrote back saying no its too late - "previous tax credits are in the system and they can't change it"! They accept I can amend last year (Apr 2016 to March 2017) but that's it!


    I thought this is unfair - if they can chase for overpayments and fraud dating back years then they can surely assist those who previously made mistakes with their declarations. What I would like to know is whether I can challenge this and how please?


    Thanks all.
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Jul 17, 3:03 PM
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    It would be too late for any sort of appeal for previous year's. It tells you the deductions you can make on the claim form, their website and the renewal forms each year.

    As for pension contributions, if already taken into account on your P60 (if deducted from gross pay) then there would be no need to deduct them again.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Jul 17, 3:05 PM
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    Page 12 for example - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/601554/TC603RDNotes_0417_internet.pdf
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