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New employer asking to see my P60

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I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(
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  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(

    Not saying being creative with your salary is a good idea but a P60 does not usually include details of your "salary".

    It is your taxable pay which these days rarely equates to your salary.

    Might be you contribute 10% under a net pay pension scheme so your "salary" of say £40k is only shown as £36K on the P60.

    With salary sacrifice the difference can be huge, some people can have a £40k "salary"  and a P60 showing only maybe £15k
  • Allezallez89Allezallez89 Forumite
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    I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(

    Not saying being creative with your salary is a good idea but a P60 does not usually include details of your "salary".

    It is your taxable pay which these days rarely equates to your salary.

    Might be you contribute 10% under a net pay pension scheme so your "salary" of say £40k is only shown as £36K on the P60.

    With salary sacrifice the difference can be huge, some people can have a £40k "salary"  and a P60 showing only maybe £15k
    Thank you - that makes me feel a little bit better :)
  • Allezallez89Allezallez89 Forumite
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    Browntoa said:
    Hmm not exactly the same situation but thanks anyway.
  • Allezallez89Allezallez89 Forumite
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    I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(

    Not saying being creative with your salary is a good idea but a P60 does not usually include details of your "salary".

    It is your taxable pay which these days rarely equates to your salary.

    Might be you contribute 10% under a net pay pension scheme so your "salary" of say £40k is only shown as £36K on the P60.

    With salary sacrifice the difference can be huge, some people can have a £40k "salary"  and a P60 showing only maybe £15k
    Thank you - that makes me feel a little bit better :)
    Just thinking a bit more about it - would you say it was normal practice to ask for it though??
  • General_GrantGeneral_Grant Forumite
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    I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(

    Not saying being creative with your salary is a good idea but a P60 does not usually include details of your "salary".

    It is your taxable pay which these days rarely equates to your salary.

    Might be you contribute 10% under a net pay pension scheme so your "salary" of say £40k is only shown as £36K on the P60.

    With salary sacrifice the difference can be huge, some people can have a £40k "salary"  and a P60 showing only maybe £15k
    Thank you - that makes me feel a little bit better :)
    Just thinking a bit more about it - would you say it was normal practice to ask for it though??
    Not unusual where there may be doubt about the salary claimed to have been received by a job applicant.
  • Allezallez89Allezallez89 Forumite
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    I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(

    Not saying being creative with your salary is a good idea but a P60 does not usually include details of your "salary".

    It is your taxable pay which these days rarely equates to your salary.

    Might be you contribute 10% under a net pay pension scheme so your "salary" of say £40k is only shown as £36K on the P60.

    With salary sacrifice the difference can be huge, some people can have a £40k "salary"  and a P60 showing only maybe £15k
    Thank you - that makes me feel a little bit better :)
    Just thinking a bit more about it - would you say it was normal practice to ask for it though??
    Not unusual where there may be doubt about the salary claimed to have been received by a job applicant.
    Great!  Do I have to submit it?
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    The latest P60 will be for the year 2018/19 so won't tell a new employer anything about your income in the last 9 months.
  • Dazed_and_C0nfusedDazed_and_C0nfused Forumite
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    TELLIT01 said:
    The latest P60 will be for the year 2018/19 so won't tell a new employer anything about your income in the last 9 months.

    Good point and you won't get one from your old employer for 2019:20 either.
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Forumite
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    I will recently be starting a new job and one of things my new employer is asking for is a copy of my P60 is this normal practice?  I know they need my P45 but didn't realise that they needed to see my P60.  I am a little bit nervous as I was a little bit creative with what my current salary was during the interview process :(
    How much did you over inflate your salary by?

    I would say it’s unusual practice unless they have reason to believe you may have lied about your salary. Have they recently received references?
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