Employer didnt pay PAYE while I was on furlough



  • Dazed_and_C0nfused
    Dazed_and_C0nfused Forumite Posts: 11,482
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    Thank you all for your help above, I see what your saying and this is my mistake.  A bunch of other people at employer 1 had a similar issue and got letters which made me think my issue was furlough related but I agree with what your saying and I have missed a trick understanding that the 2 employers didnt have my tax codes correct and I think there might have been missed comms around my 2nd job.

    I used to have employer 2 with a BR tax code looking back which I understand was a 2nd job tax code but it looks like this was changed sometime in 2020 to the 1257L which employer 2 things was done via HMRC and the RTI integration with Xero but ill get that checked up to see where it went wrong.

    Ill reach out to HMRC as i now understand the issue and talk to them to see whats the best way to handle this and see if I can get a payment plan or a tax code adjustment
    Two key things here,

    1.  Make sure that your current tax codes are ok so you don't continue to build up arrears.

    2.  If you have been sent calculations called a P800 then that is a sign that collection of the tax already owed could be done via a tax code adjustment.  If you have been sent a PA302 (Simple Assessment) it means that the tax owed for that year(s) will have to be paid direct to HMRC.  But an arrangement to pay it over a period of time may well be possible.
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