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    • Wood18
    • By Wood18 6th Aug 18, 9:43 PM
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    Carers Allowance Overpayment
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:43 PM
    Carers Allowance Overpayment 6th Aug 18 at 9:43 PM
    Hi,

    This morning i received a tax refund from HMRC, as i have paid to much tax on my earnings when i shouldn't of. I contacted the carers allowance department and they have suspend my payments while they investigate, as they think i have been overpaid however my net pay is under their thresh-hold because I've been paying tax. Can they claim it back from me as i was not at fault?

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    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 6th Aug 18, 10:26 PM
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    Advice to decision makers chapter 15 says
    15091 Earnings of employed earners are taxed under the P A Y E scheme by direct deduction from wages or salary. Any refunds of income tax should be disregarded.

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721751/dmgch15.pdf

    On the face of it your refund should therefore make no difference. However if there is an adjustment to your tax code you may be over the earnings limit in future weeks. Do you know what your future take home pay will be?
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    • By Wood18 6th Aug 18, 10:42 PM
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    Thanks for the reply, my contract ended on the 20th July.
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