tax & mileage, is this right?

edited 29 November 2009 at 3:44PM in Cutting Tax
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edited 29 November 2009 at 3:44PM in Cutting Tax
can someone check these figures over?

i earn around 19412 (silly local gov pay scale!)

they pay me 60.5p a mile (or something similar) which they say is taxed..

im just wondering whether the figures attached are right?

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in september i had a BR tax code, which is why they taxed me too much...

pensin i think is 6.5%
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  • Cannot check this without knowing your tax code and previous pay and tax for the year.
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    it is normally 647L but the one in September was BR/1, then it reverted back to 647L in oct
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  • Still need pay and tax for previous months to work this out as tax is calculated cumulatively.
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    hi not sure how to work out your tax but i also got milage allowance. you will be allowed by tax office to recieve a set amount of mileage allowance tax free. a few years ago it was 40p i was at that time recieving 52p per mile, so i owed tax on 12p for every mile i claimed. at the time i wasnt paying the tax monthly when i was paid my mileage allowance, so my tax code used to get altered to cater for this.
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    fengirl wrote: »
    Still need pay and tax for previous months to work this out as tax is calculated cumulatively.

    i started the job in sept, previously i was earning 20kflat with no mileage, or pension tax code 647L and so i received the same every month, which im sure is right
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    Really still not enough info.

    Anyway, it's going to be right unless they are doing something silly with your mileage. The figures you've given for that are inconsistent, so can't be checked.
  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    You are allowed 40p a mile tax free. so you should be taxed on 20.5 p per mile.

    i regard the other details as irrelevant. effectively this is income over and above your salary so would be taxed at your highest rate.
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  • TM1976TM1976 Forumite
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    As others have said there isn't enough information here as we need to know how much you earned year to date in the tax year.

    In any event this probably wouldn't tell you your true tax position as these overpayments of mileage tend to be taxed as a benefit in kind through a P11d which won't be submitted until July next year when your tax code will be adjusted. Even then you won't be able to work it out on a month by month basis as your tax will relate to your mileage in the previous year.
  • ArcaineArcaine Forumite
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    If you use your own car for company business you get full tax relief on 40p a mile for the first 10k miles then 25p afterwards.

    I have found this on the HMRC website that deals with volunteer drivers which may be useful.

    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/mileage/volunteer-drivers.htm
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  • TM1976TM1976 Forumite
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    This is correct but it's not relevant for the OP who gets more than 40p a mile and will have to pay tax on that amount.

    Volunteer drivers can't claim tax relief because these costs aren't a cost of their employment, they can however receive reimbursement at AMAP rates without having to pay tax on that amount.
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