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chrismac1 wrote: »
I have never before processed a tax code which was not on a P6. But the system is in meltdown. Also, I am filing these codes every month via RTI so HMRC get an opportunity every month to raise this issue. There is no point in me giving someone an extra £6k in tax-free pay, only to have HMRC hound the guy in 2 years' time for the underpayment of tax.
RTI is real-time information only for the people submitting it. For HMRC it is "same old same old" muck-ups and taking years to process the stuff properly.
chrismac1 wrote: »
I'm an accountant not the employer. With all respect, you seem to have no clue just how bad the situation is. I've discussed this on the phone with HMRC staff on a recorded telephone and they are fine with it.
These tax codes are so wrong a blind man could see they are wrong, so long as the blind man was not working for HMRC's IT department.
dillydilly wrote: »
received a tax demand this morning for just short of £4000...
don't worry, I knew it was owed as they've been paying us child benefit past two years but not taking it back. Issue apparently lies in the 'short tax return' - they said as long as you do a tax return it will be claimed back in my tax code, but apparently this doesn't apply to the short version. Despite them knowing I am receiving the benefit (my income varies so no point asking for it to stop being paid) and having my tax return details each year, no link was made to take it into account - the full tax return apparently has a tick box (how was I supposed to know that ??)
as I say, not a worry for me as I was well aware I would have to return it so the money's waiting, but I wonder how many others have not ticked the box and are in for a nasty surprise ? and if they don't do the tax return, will it ever be identified by the revenue ? I'm just one of millions...
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