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Tax rebate SUCCESSES

edited 10 November 2010 at 12:21PM in Cutting Tax
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Former_MSE_DanFormer_MSE_Dan Former Web Editor
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edited 10 November 2010 at 12:21PM in Cutting Tax
Hi folks,

We want to know about any successes you've had at reclaiming overpaid tax using the Tax Code Checker in our

How to get a tax rebate guide
Please let us know how much you got back, and how you found the process.

To discuss the article as a whole, please post in the Are you owed a tax rebate? discussion.

Thanks

Dan
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  • i saw the Tax Code Checker this morning and just been given my wage slip.so i put the code in and it came up as wrong. i phoned the tax office today and it turns out i've been paying to much tax for over 2 years. they are going to send a letter within 5 working days. i will post details when it arrives. many thanks:beer:
  • I thought my personal allowance was too low. On using the quick Tax Code Checker I found it to be correct.
    No rebate but thanks anyway.
  • I bunged all the correct figures into your calculator and it told me that "There's a difference of £6850 between the tax free allowance suggested by age & salary, and the one from your tax code".
    A split second later I was on the phone and in search of nearly £7K. After a bit of a wait, I had along conversation with a very nice lady who confirmed that my code was definitely wrong. I was underpaying tax by £12 a year!
    Huh???
  • When you ring up, what do you say? Just that you think you've been on the wrong tax code for x years?
    I'm trying to find old payslips now, but the calculator says this year is wrong - I've also changed jobs a couple of times in the last 4 years.
    [STRIKE]
    Total debt 1.11.10 £23,446
    [/STRIKE]
    Save £6k in 2015 #129 £6121.66/£6000
    Save £6k in 2016 #39 £6000/£6000
  • I have just used the checker and it says i over pay by £3795
  • edited 10 November 2010 at 4:59PM
    beverleyhdsn1983beverleyhdsn1983 Forumite
    259 posts
    edited 10 November 2010 at 4:59PM
    Im sorry to be so stupid but I just did the checker for my husband and got this:

    The tax code you've input says your tax-free allowance was...
    £6475
    Based on ONLY the salary and age you've input,
    your personal allowance would have been
    (read more)£5225
    There's a difference of £1250 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.


    Does that mean he has over or underpaid? Sorry again for asking what is probably a very stupid question. In my defence im carrying twins and currently severely affected by baby brain lol.
    Mummy to Leeland 5, Lakota 4, Lennox 1 and expecting non id twins March 2011.
  • well what a surprise......i got a letter last week saying i overpaid tax for the current year and was told i'de get £147 check within 14 working days i couldn't believe it, im v happy and didn't even have to put a claim in, i've just got all my previous years p60's and inputted the codes and every year i've overpaid apart from 2004/2005....yipeee, gonna be a great xmas, ill update my totals here's hoping they're as good amount as the first check.
    £15,000 in overdrafts and loans = £8,000 paid
    £7,000 and counting....i can do it...do it ...do it:money:
  • The tax code you've input says your tax-free allowance was...
    £6475
    Based on ONLY the salary and age you've input,
    your personal allowance would have been
    (read more)£5225
    There's a difference of £1250 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.


    Does that mean he has over or underpaid? Sorry again for asking what is probably a very stupid question. In my defence im carrying twins and currently severely affected by baby brain lol.


    sorry hun i think that the result is underpaid, specially because your husband didnt start to pay tax until he reached £6475, when actually he would need to pay tax when he reached an allowance of just £5225, sorry about that xxx
    £15,000 in overdrafts and loans = £8,000 paid
    £7,000 and counting....i can do it...do it ...do it:money:
  • Hey i didnt know if anyone could help me, I too tried to use the checker but got confused :o

    I started the end of Jan 09 on a little apprenticeship earning around 85 a week so i wasnt taxed...i did that until aug of that year. I then began working there will a full wage but getting paid by the hospital rather than the apprenticeship company...I dont have my payslips to hand but i was earning around £200-250 and getting £50ish PAYE taken from me a week. then in the nov i had another job within the hospital where i recieved a p60 from this april saying i had earned 4880.40 and payed 760.00 tax. I then got another job within the trust in the april but i dont think i need to take that into consideration?

    I know that probably is very complicated and im sorry but does anyone know if i overpaid/underpaid?

    If you need anymore info i can try and get some

    Any replies would be much appreciated....thank you
  • sorry hun i think that the result is underpaid, specially because your husband didnt start to pay tax until he reached £6475, when actually he would need to pay tax when he reached an allowance of just £5225, sorry about that xxx


    Thanks for your reply.x

    I had a feeling he would end up being one of the unlucky ones. 22 years loyal service in the armed forces and he has never had a day off sick never mind a tax rebate, ahh well thats the way the cookie crumbles I suppose.
    Mummy to Leeland 5, Lakota 4, Lennox 1 and expecting non id twins March 2011.
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