Universal credit/IPA/Tax code change

Good Morning all. 

My husband and I went bankrupt last month and all had been plain sailing really in regards to things being sorted however I have a couple of questions that I hope you knowledgeable guys can help me with. 

Our case worker told us to wait to hear from the council re council tax payments, do we pay it in the mean time? Or was it wiped from when we went bankrupt?

Also, my husbands tax code hasn’t yet changed and again our case worker said it’s just that the tax office are behind. However, I’ve just suddenly thought will the change in tax code impact our universal credit because it will look like my husband is taking home a lot more money each month? 



  • sourcratessourcrates Forumite
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    Your current years council tax is included in your bankrupcy.
    If you have queries on his tax code, its best to ring them, remember, most companies are still short staffed, or working from home, this applies to HMRC as well.
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  • Minkym00Minkym00 Forumite
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    Ensure that the council have been informed about the bankruptcies by the OR. Don’t keep paying them as the OR will be claiming this money from you. 

    Have you returned the forms you were sent to complete? One of these is the HMRC form. Make sure the OR has received it. In any case it can take a month or so. Keep this money aside and don’t spend it as this will also be claimed by the OR.
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