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    • Jono987
    • By Jono987 5th Oct 17, 6:30 PM
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    HMRC claiming i have underpaid (NIL tax code)
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    • 5th Oct 17, 6:30 PM
    HMRC claiming i have underpaid (NIL tax code) 5th Oct 17 at 6:30 PM
    Hey everyone, i was made bankrupt on the 31st December 2016. I got a nil tax code shortly after until the end of the tax year.

    I put this aside every month and then paid it to the official receiver like i was told to. I have just received a letter today saying i have underpaid tax by nearly £500 (the same amount i paid to the official receiver).

    I thought the extra tax i didnt pay went to the official receiver and that was it, do i have to pay it twice? Once to the official receiver and again to the tax man?

    Thanks for any help!
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    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 6th Oct 17, 7:58 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 7:58 AM
    Sounds like an admin error somewhere.


    Contact whoever is dealing with your bankruptcy and get them to sort it out because yes, you're not meant to pay twice.
    • Jono987
    • By Jono987 6th Oct 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 10:13 AM
    Thanks, i contacted HMRC and they are going to 'investigate' it but no idea how long it will take.

    Im hesistant really to call my OR representative as im 2 months from discharge and it was mentioned i may get a BRO, dont really want to alert them to myself
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 6th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
    Thanks, i contacted HMRC and they are going to 'investigate' it but no idea how long it will take.

    Im hesistant really to call my OR representative as im 2 months from discharge and it was mentioned i may get a BRO, dont really want to alert them to myself
    Originally posted by Jono987

    That's not how it works.


    If you are going to get a BRU/O, you're going to get one, regardless of whether you talk to them or not. If it has been this long, it may well be they decided not to.


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