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Getting A Tax Rebate

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Lived in fear of HMRC labyrinth all my life, but discovered last year (having finished full time work) that I was on a tax code that taxed me on every single penny I had coming in. That is, no personal allowance was taken into account.

Phoned them. Given clear, polite advice

Sent them a covering letter and the requested P60's for 2008-9

Four weeks later cheque arrived for everything owed.

Revenue are at least getting this bit of their act together, it seems.

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Always a bit and miss in this respect, often it just works like clockwork. Sometimes they have no idea who you are, who you work for, or that you're being taxed at BR at all, or think you still work for someone else, ...

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It was a grand, which was grand..

Presumably you'll be getting a demand for £400 quid in back taxes on the grand in the next few days then.

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ive been waiting 2 months and counting for a rebate for over paid tax for 4 years on somethnig they thought i was getting as a benifit from work. i only foundout by accident, itsonly about £10-15p/m but that all adds up. the answer i get is " its with the correct departmentfor calculating the rebate, we've just gone though our busiest period and we are updatingour computer system, so some rebates (including mine) is being done by hand, it will be resolved soon"

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