sunnyflower wrote: »
I disagree with you, if someone is legally entitled to claim tax relief / a refund why on earth shouldn't they?
tightasagnats wrote: »
I'm really uncomfortable with this - I'm an NHS employee and had I been paid my usual salary whilst training, then this seems to be an exploitation of a tax loophole and not all all in the spirit of the scheme. The NHS generally is a great employer in terms of pensions and benefits. Screwing the system.
sandy32 wrote: »
I Was seconded to do my nurse training from my nhs trust still employed by them 2000-2003 I took a drop in wages and was on basic band 2 pay I'm sure this will apply to me ? I have also just spent the last 12 months doing my degree but worked with that so not sure about that one any advise greatly appreciated
Dazed_and_confused wrote: »
I wouldn't get your hopes up - the MSE article fails to mention the time cut offs for claiming back tax (or I suppose you could say they have failed to explain why the 4 year cut off doesn't apply to widening access) - gov.uk explains you can only go back 4 yearsIf you think you’ve paid too much tax but you’ve not had a P800 or need a refund sooner, you can make a claim to HMRC for any of the 4 previous tax years.
HMRC have said they will cover years 1999-2013 I will try and attach the thing and yes! You need to contact your HR department of the trust that seconded you and they have to claim on your behalf. I phoned HMRC and Payroll and was told HR have to initiate it as they are overwhelmed with claims.
Carlyth wrote: »
Widening Access Training Scheme – have you overpaid tax and national insurance?
NHS Payroll departments have been contacting staff who may be eligible to receive a refund of Tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions, paid in error, whilst they were in full-time education.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have stated that employed staff also in full-time education are exempt from Tax and NI up to an annual allowance on earnings of £15,480, whilst in training, provided they meet the following conditions:
The claimant must have been:
An existing NHS employee when starting a training scheme (this could have been at another NHS organisation).
Looking to widen their knowledge.
In full-time attendance at an educational establishment for at least one academic year, and must have attended the course for at least 20 weeks in that academic year. If the course is longer, the employee must attend for at least 20 weeks on average in an academic year over the period of the course.
Claims for refunds of tax and NI can be made for the period September 1999 to March 2013.
HMRC normally only accept refund claims for the previous 6 tax years. However, this restriction has been extended back to September 1999, to coincide with the start of a specific training scheme; the Widening Access Training Scheme.
NB: If you were on a training course that began prior to September 1999, then you will not be eligible for a refund.
You should claim directly to HMRC,.
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