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Tax rebate cheque misspelled

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So I’ve got this tax rebate cheque but I live abroad and I’m not able to cash it in here. I do however, have an UK account so someone else abroad will have to deposit it into my UK account there. I have family there and they said they could deposit it. I spoke to HMRC and got the cheque nominated to a family member but they mispelled his initials as B when it’s D. The last name is correct. Would the bank still accept this if he explained the situation and showed verification that the cheque was intended for him? 

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  • Thrugelmir
    Thrugelmir Posts: 89,546 Forumite
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    edited 14 October 2021 at 2:16PM
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    You could return the cheque to the HMRC and instead ask that the funds be credited directly to your UK bank account, 
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    Submit it for clearing and see what happens, the odds are that they won't even notice.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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