(Another) potentially dumb question about P11D, payrolled benefits, and tax returns

I am a UK tax payer. I completed my return for 2023 and have £2,500 tax to pay. I have entered all the income details from my P60 plus the P11D benefits that total about £2,250. I pay 10% of earnings into my pension which, because it is made by salary sacrifice, I understand that I do not declare it as a voluntary contribution. And yet I still have a sizeable tax bill to pay that is more than P11D benefits. Why?

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    edited 1 January at 3:24PM
    Have you entered the tax paid from the P60?
  • Yes. That went into the relevant boxes in the employment section. 
  • Yes. That went into the relevant boxes in the employment section. 
    You are going to have to provide us with the tax code on your P60. Are you a higher rate taxpayer in receipt of child benefit? £2250 is a very large underpayment for one whose income is solely under PAYE.
  • Thank goodness someone else thinks it is strange, too! I am a higher rate taxpayer, but not in receipt of tax benefit. My tax code is 1544LM1.
  • Thank goodness someone else thinks it is strange, too! I am a higher rate taxpayer, but not in receipt of tax benefit. My tax code is 1544LM1.
    Sorry, that should have read "not in receipt of child benefit".
  • The personal allowance is 12570. For some reason you have received in excess of that. Perhaps you could provide details of your tax codes throughout 2022/23? 
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