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Had a letter from the tax man, suggesting ive paid too much tax, lol and could i please give them more info, well i never, i paid too much tax in 2005 yet never recieved a letter like this, seems like iam a target now for the tax man.

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Had a letter from the tax man, suggesting ive paid too much tax, lol and could i please give them more info, well i never, i paid too much tax in 2005 yet never recieved a letter like this, seems like iam a target now for the tax man.

sounds like a ploy. id give this a wide berth.

id write and ask what info the need, or if they have told you id ask WHY.

then id hot foot it to an accountant before sending any info.

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I got a letter from the taxman last week. Was very disappointed it did nothing more than notify me of my this year's tax code!

Had a useful four-figure rebate from them back in the autumn. Looking to a five-figure one this year.

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I had the same one. get in touch you may have paid too much tax between the years x and y, yadda, yadda, yadda.

I know for a fact it's a ploy as I didn't pay any tax in the years they're talking about. And they know it :lol:

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I had a letter last year saying that they thought I'd overpaid NI during 2006, a year in which I changed jobs. Sent them copies of the P45 from the outgoing job and the first P60 from the new one, and got a cheque for £75 or so in the post a month later.

I doubt if they're sending many letters like that out now...

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I had the same one. get in touch you may have paid too much tax between the years x and y, yadda, yadda, yadda.

I know for a fact it's a ploy as I didn't pay any tax in the years they're talking about. And they know it :lol:

What is the ploy? What information are they after, and how could they use this against you?

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I had a letter last year saying that they thought I'd overpaid NI during 2006, a year in which I changed jobs. Sent them copies of the P45 from the outgoing job and the first P60 from the new one, and got a cheque for £75 or so in the post a month later.

I doubt if they're sending many letters like that out now...

On the contrary, I think this year will be a record year for tax refunds. Your tax code, self-assesment payments, etc. are based on the previous years payment. For people who have had a worse 2007/2008 tax year than the previous year (i.e. most people), they are likely to be getting something back, either as a cash payment or held 'on account' - they pay less this year than is due.

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Well if you think it's a ploy work it out yourself and see if you paid the right amount.

They do send letters like that to people that aren't in Self Assessment.

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I wrote a letter to the tax man saying he had taken too much, including calculations. They sent me back a thing asking for p60. I sent it in and they repaid me the exact amount i asked for (£216)

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I had a job with the tax office sending these letters out.

Form P90 gets sent out to people with gappy or incomplete tax records. Work out your tax yourself. If they owe you, fill it in, send it back and collect the cheque. If you owe them, bin it, and the poorly paid temps processing these things will ignore you and move onto someone else.

The stated purpose of the IR is to ensure you pay exactly the right amount of tax; no more, no less. So hold them to it.

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What is the ploy? What information are they after, and how could they use this against you?

It's a ploy to get me to get in touch with them about tax they say they might owe me, when they know as well as I do the only situation that could exist is that I owe them money.

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They've never sent me a letter, but I was on the wrong tax code while working part-time when I was a student. Got a nice little cheque just after graduating, only to then be told I'd somehow paid too little NI. T'was only £70 to top the NI though.

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