I may be thick but here goes. I’m a basic rate taxpayer. On works pension. No savings. Got ppi payout last year of c£3900. Tax deducted was £217. HMRC are telling me that the first £1000 is tax free but the remaining £2900 is taxable at 20%. I therefore owe them a further £422. Is this correct ? 


  • dunstonh
    dunstonh Posts: 116,260 Forumite
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    I suspect you have given them duff information and they are taking that duff information to give you an incorrect figure.
    It is only the interest element of the PPI redress that HMRC take into account.   Not the capital element.
    i..e refund of premiums plus interest is what you receive.  However, HMRC only need to know about the interest.   It sounds like you have given them the refund of premiums plus interest figure.

    So, you need to give them the revised figure of the interest only (which should include any savings accounts interest you have received as well)
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
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