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    • MSE Luke
    • By MSE Luke 18th Sep 17, 10:23 AM
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    MSE News: Close to paying off your student loan? You can now choose your direct...
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    • 18th Sep 17, 10:23 AM
    MSE News: Close to paying off your student loan? You can now choose your direct... 18th Sep 17 at 10:23 AM
    Graduates in the final years of repaying their student debt can now choose the day their monthly loan repayment is paid...
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    'Close to paying off your student loan? You can now choose your direct debit dates'

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    • anesh002
    • By anesh002 19th Sep 17, 9:02 AM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 9:02 AM
    smells fishy
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    • 19th Sep 17, 9:02 AM
    i got my letter the other day asking to switch to direct debit.

    Surely paying this back on a DD means its come out after tax, which means I lose money in the long run? If its paid back via in the normal way (i.e straight out of paycheck) then I wont lose the income tax. or can the tax be claimed back. I'd rather over pay it then claim the money back than switch to DD and pay 40% tax on the extra money i would have in my take home!

    this seems like a lazy SLC and HRMC trying to get rid of admin at the cost of the student again!
    • jimclark1967
    • By jimclark1967 19th Sep 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 9:26 AM
    Surely paying this back on a DD means its come out after tax, which means I lose money in the long run? If its paid back via in the normal way (i.e straight out of paycheck) then I wont lose the income tax. or can the tax be claimed back. I'd rather over pay it then claim the money back than switch to DD and pay 40% tax on the extra money i would have in my take home!
    Originally posted by anesh002
    Student loan repayments are calculated based on gross salary, but paid from net. There are no "tax advantages" to paying via PAYE compared to DD.
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