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How to get a tax rebate inc Tax Code Checker

edited 10 November 2010 at 12:20PM in Cutting Tax
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Former_MSE_DanFormer_MSE_Dan Former Web Editor
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edited 10 November 2010 at 12:20PM in Cutting Tax
Hi folks,

This is the discussion thread for the MSE guide to checking your tax code and possibly getting a rebate (and dealing with underpayments)




Please feedback on the article in here, plus add suggestions for improvement - or just discuss it between yourselves!

If you want to let us know about successful rebates you have got, please post in the Tax Rebate Success thread.

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  • marcellepmarcellep Forumite
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    I have checked 3 years

    2 say : There's a difference of £55 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code. Unless you have any other income, or deductions (see below), it appears your tax code could be incorrect

    And other says: There's a difference of £5 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code. Unless you have any other income, or deductions (see below), it appears your tax code could be incorrect

    So now I just write and ask them for the money back! are there any templates showing me what to say etc?

    Great Tool :)
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  • bevan840bevan840 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    I'm wondering the same thing, just checked out DH's and it said there was a difference of £665!!! :eek: But it doesn't say in which way, wether tax man owes him or other way round. Any idea's how to tell?
    :idea: Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    :A Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177 :A
  • bevan840 wrote: »
    I'm wondering the same thing, just checked out DH's and it said there was a difference of £665!!! :eek: But it doesn't say in which way, wether tax man owes him or other way round. Any idea's how to tell?


    Guess if it says that they are due us £££:beer:

    There's a difference of £55 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code. Unless you have any other income, or deductions (see below), it appears your tax code could be incorrect.

    This is just below where is show the figure!

    Does this mean my tax code's wrong?
    Unless you have any other income, or deductions, your tax code could be incorrect. Remember, this is only a rough check, but it suggests your tax code doesn't match your age and salary
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  • bevan840bevan840 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    wicked!! so need to get him to ring HMRC now then, that will be a job for tomorrow :D thanks marcellep
    :idea: Jan 09. Debt @ LBM - £11936.55 Debt at worst - £12600.55 Current Debt (01/03/2012) £8,859.51 29.7% Paid off
    Honeymoon Fund £410.40/£6000 House Deposit £1.50
    :A Proud to be dealing with my debts. DFW Nerd 1177 :A
  • bevan840 wrote: »
    wicked!! so need to get him to ring HMRC now then, that will be a job for tomorrow :D thanks marcellep

    I am going to call too :)

    Good Luck and I will await an update
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  • Hi, I have not been in work for the last 2 years, before that I was employed but received sick pay and then maternity pay. Can anyone tell me if it is possible for me to check the tax I paid prior to my employment ending?
  • edited 9 November 2010 at 10:13PM
    marcellepmarcellep Forumite
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    edited 9 November 2010 at 10:13PM
    Hi, I have not been in work for the last 2 years, before that I was employed but received sick pay and then maternity pay. Can anyone tell me if it is possible for me to check the tax I paid prior to my employment ending?

    Do you have a P60 for the period you wish to check? If so that holds the information you need.

    Or

    Your final Wage slip as I think that contains the same information for that tax year

    Or you could ask your previous employer for a copy
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  • jem16jem16 Forumite
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    marcellep wrote: »
    Guess if it says that they are due us £££:beer:

    Mine says there is a difference of £65 between the tax free allowance for my age and the one in my tax code.

    This is true - I would normally be on a tax code of 647L but I have a tax code of 654L. 647L gives me a personal allowance of £6475 and tax code 654L gives me a personal allowance of £6545 so difference is actually £70, not £65.

    This means I actually pay less tax amounting to 20% of £70 so £14.

    However I know my code is correct as I receive an allowance for professional subscriptions.

    To be honest I really don't think it tells you anything useful.
  • jem16jem16 Forumite
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    bevan840 wrote: »
    I'm wondering the same thing, just checked out DH's and it said there was a difference of £665!!! :eek: But it doesn't say in which way, wether tax man owes him or other way round. Any idea's how to tell?

    What is his tax code?
  • jem16 wrote: »
    Mine says there is a difference of £65 between the tax free allowance for my age and the one in my tax code.

    This is true - I would normally be on a tax code of 647L but I have a tax code of 654L. 647L gives me a personal allowance of £6475 and tax code 654L gives me a personal allowance of £6545 so difference is actually £70, not £65.

    This means I actually pay less tax amounting to 20% of £70 so £14.

    However I know my code is correct as I receive an allowance for professional subscriptions.

    To be honest I really don't think it tells you anything useful.

    Awww I was hoping for a wee bonus, so u think I am due Nothing
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