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How does Marriage Allowance impact Universal Credit?
edited 17 March at 9:35AM in Benefits & tax credits
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So for this, I would to physically tell them for them to know?
Because this changes your tax code but is also a refund?
Which one is it haha?
For the tax year 2022/23, which finishes on 5 April it is not likely the increased allowance will operate for this year so it will be dealt with after the end of the tax year when pay and tax figures for the year are known.and any refund issued.
Your tax code will n be amended until 2023/24 - tax year from 6 April 23- so the tax you pay weekly/monthly will be reduced so relief is given over the year.
if your tax code is not amended until later in the year then the reduced tax will be worked out back to the start of the tax year and will be paid in the pay packet that week/month.
Subsequent pay packets will have less tax deducted.
But it would be better to tell them of the refund & reason, asking if it will effect UC.
we are still waiting to see if the refund cheque money will also need to be paid back to uc/ off set in some way, it’s caused so much stress, if it does then I will also owe council tax more money.
with all the stress it has caused due to my long term health situation then I wish I had never done it. Hope you fair better than we did.
If you were employed or self employed in the year which the refund refers to then it's classed as income and will reduce your UC.
The UC staff can access this staff guidance. You can give them the link.
thank you for this, it’s not the net pay that’s the issue for most recent year, they can’t decide what to do about the payment for back pay refunded by cheque by HMRC, I queried why I didn’t have to pay that back as like you say and reference it’s a tax refund, apparently they don’t deal with it. Because I have a neurological disorder that’s worsening I am about to hand over to my social worker so need to tie up loose ends. Will read and send on, thank you!