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Obtaining past P60 forms?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Cutting Tax
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BrodelBrodel Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Cutting Tax
Hi

I was hoping to be able to get a P60 form from two years ago, I don't recall getting one at all from the temping agency I was working for at the time and after a quick google it seems that there are a lot of websites that you can buy them from.
I was wondering if these were legit and if anyone had one they could recommend from past experience?

Thanks

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  • sgx.saintsgx.saint Forumite
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    Hmm, im no expert but I was always under the impression that once a P60 was issued, if you lost it, you lost it.

    Only the tax office have copies and I dont think they re-issue them.

    But I'm not a 100% sure .... one of the more experienced MSE members probably will be along to correct me :)
  • humanitashumanitas Forumite
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    The only source for your required P60 is from your employer who can issue a duplicate which must be so marked.
    The sites you find in your search CANNOT provide legit P60s - steer well clear of them.
  • BossybootsBossyboots Forumite
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    sgx.saint wrote:
    Hmm, im no expert but I was always under the impression that once a P60 was issued, if you lost it, you lost it.

    Only the tax office have copies and I dont think they re-issue them.

    But I'm not a 100% sure .... one of the more experienced MSE members probably will be along to correct me :)


    This was true up until recently. Now, as humanitas says, the employer can issue a duplicate provided it is clearly stated as such.
  • PennywisePennywise Forumite
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    Brodel wrote:
    Hi

    I was hoping to be able to get a P60 form from two years ago, I don't recall getting one at all from the temping agency I was working for at the time and after a quick google it seems that there are a lot of websites that you can buy them from.
    I was wondering if these were legit and if anyone had one they could recommend from past experience?

    Thanks

    Presumably the firm you mention would need to see your payslips so that they knew the right figures to put on the P60. If you have the payslips, I'm not sure why you'd need the P60 - most organisations would accept payslips instead of a P60 if necessary.

    However, if you are meaning to get them to do a P60 with different figures for whatever reason, then you are complicit in a fraud which is a criminal offence. I am sure such companies are used by fraudsters but they probably have well-worded terms & conditions putting the burden on their customer to provide them with true and correct information.

    Such firms do no more than you are able to do yourself. If you really want to, you can obtain your own blank P60 forms from payroll stationery suppliers or even the HMRC and print them yourself, but be warned, if the form is not from your employer and you deliberately mislead others into thinking it is, you are committing fraud.
  • BrodelBrodel Forumite
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    ok, thanks for the replies. I'll try at the temping agency, although the P60 I got this year from them said they couldn't reissue them.
    I'm not committing fraud, I just want to claim back tax that I've paid on a savings account because I didn't earn over the limit at which tax starts being charged.
  • BossybootsBossyboots Forumite
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    Brodel wrote:
    ok, thanks for the replies. I'll try at the temping agency, although the P60 I got this year from them said they couldn't reissue them.
    I'm not committing fraud, I just want to claim back tax that I've paid on a savings account because I didn't earn over the limit at which tax starts being charged.

    A lot of people have not realised the rules have changed and are still stating incorrectly that they cannot issue duplicates.
  • BrodelBrodel Forumite
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    Bossyboots wrote:
    A lot of people have not realised the rules have changed and are still stating incorrectly that they cannot issue duplicates.

    Thanks, I'll try and lean on them a bit if they say that they can't. Is this still the case for past years?
    I don't need an 2005/06 P60, I'm after my 2004/05 one.
  • jem16jem16 Forumite
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    Even if they still insist that they can't provide a duplicate, they can give the figures that you need on headed notepaper. HMRC will accept this.
  • JohnhowellJohnhowell Forumite
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    Brodel,

    Earlier this year the IR wanted my P60 for April 2005, which was duly sent off (after photocopying). Last week I called them to return it. Two days later I received a letter saying they could not locate the P60 but gave a breakdown of the relevent sums.

    I contact my payroll department of the employer at that time, and for the fee of £5 a new P60 can be issued to me. (I do not know whether it will be marked duplicate or not)

    Regards,
    John
  • schiffschiff Forumite
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    Bit of a naive question here. As HMRC has the end of year figures somewhere in their records - which I think can be traced and brought together via the NINO - couldn't they provide the figures?

    schiff
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