*heads up* Have you paid too much income tax? Check now ive just got a refund of £178.20
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*heads up* Have you paid too much income tax? Check now ive just got a refund of £178.20

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Found 27th JunEdited by:"Caroline_1993"
Recieved a letter this morning off hmrc saying ive paid too much income tax and due a refund of £178.20

Went to the website gov.uk/p80…und and it shown me what years i was owed tax from.

Refund was processed to recieve in my bank account in 5 working days.

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Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and not mention it until you ask.
Underpaid your income tax?
We will hunt you down, make your life hell and try and get you locked up until you pay.
Good old HRMC always looking after us.
teh.arn8 m ago

Unless you get a bonus, comission etc.Paid 16k+ in tax this month, should …Unless you get a bonus, comission etc.Paid 16k+ in tax this month, should hopefully get some of that back.Voted hot.


Of course you did....earning £500,000 a year (allegedly) but trawling hot deals
Got a letter stating I owe them £68
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Not really a deal, only available to those who have overpaid and will then receive a letter.
Not seeing how this is a deal for everyone?
Got a letter stating I owe them £68
No good for me as i haven't paid income tax for the last 12 years
Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and not mention it until you ask.
Underpaid your income tax?
We will hunt you down, make your life hell and try and get you locked up until you pay.
Good old HRMC always looking after us.
If you work for a decent company with a capable payroll dept you’d never need this....
It’s incredibly easy nowadays to keep someone’s tax contributions correct.
GW614 m ago

Not really a deal, only available to those who have overpaid and will then …Not really a deal, only available to those who have overpaid and will then receive a letter.


If i remember rightly, something similar was posted last year, then marriage allowance posts, potholes.

I wouldnt have known if i had not got a letter + getting any paperwork off hmrc can take weeks.

If people see this post, then they can check their account
Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this automatically...

Why would they insist on you checking to see if you are owed a refund? Only reason I can think off is HMRC keeping the money so that they can skim the interest until you request the payment...
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 27th Jun
Nope always correct for me
Caroline_19933 m ago

If i remember rightly, something similar was posted last year, then …If i remember rightly, something similar was posted last year, then marriage allowance posts, potholes. I wouldnt have known if i had not got a letter + getting any paperwork off hmrc can take weeks. If people see this post, then they can check their account



You may not have known about it if your letter had got lost but, as the letter explains, you would still have received the money you were owed.
fireman16 m ago

Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and …Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and not mention it until you ask.Underpaid your income tax?We will hunt you down, make your life hell and try and get you locked up until you pay.Good old HRMC always looking after us.



Wut? This has been posted precisely because HMRC informed the OP.
Master.G3 m ago

You may not have known about it if your letter had got lost but, as the …You may not have known about it if your letter had got lost but, as the letter explains, you would still have received the money you were owed.


Have until 45 days from date of letter. If dont claim in that time then get a cheque in 2 months time.

where, this refund will come in handy now buying school uniforms.
Caroline_199311 m ago

Have until 45 days from date of letter. If dont claim in that time then …Have until 45 days from date of letter. If dont claim in that time then get a cheque in 2 months time.where, this refund will come in handy now buying school uniforms.



Correct, so it will work for some. Others may need it in two months when they have already spent it. But, credit for reminding those who were still unaware of this option. Not many will be effected though. As has previously been stated, anyone who works for a company with a competent payroll department will have paid the correct amount of tax.
Lucky you... I filled my mileage expenses two weeks ago and I've paid too little - they estimated the mileage based on the year prior and I've done less... boo
chridt30 m ago

If you work for a decent company with a capable payroll dept you’d never n …If you work for a decent company with a capable payroll dept you’d never need this....It’s incredibly easy nowadays to keep someone’s tax contributions correct.



Unless you get a bonus, comission etc.

Paid 16k+ in tax this month, should hopefully get some of that back.

Voted hot.
Edited by: "teh.arn" 27th Jun
teh.arn8 m ago

Unless you get a bonus, comission etc.Paid 16k+ in tax this month, should …Unless you get a bonus, comission etc.Paid 16k+ in tax this month, should hopefully get some of that back.Voted hot.


Of course you did....earning £500,000 a year (allegedly) but trawling hot deals
chridt41 m ago

If you work for a decent company with a capable payroll dept you’d never n …If you work for a decent company with a capable payroll dept you’d never need this....It’s incredibly easy nowadays to keep someone’s tax contributions correct.


Agreed.....it's just depressing logging in and seeing how much of your pay went to taxes in the year
fireman144 m ago

Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and …Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and not mention it until you ask.Underpaid your income tax?We will hunt you down, make your life hell and try and get you locked up until you pay.Good old HRMC always looking after us.


Er, except this is a post specifically detailing how HMRC are mentioning it without being asked? (I got a similar letter last week). Not that the lack of truth has stopped your comment being voted and shown as a 'top comment' though.
Edited by: "Ashe" 27th Jun
None of us like paying tax but it's still one of the best things ever invented!
So we've moved from check your emails for deals that only apply to a few users to check your letterbox. Brilliant.
fireman157 m ago

Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and …Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and not mention it until you ask.Underpaid your income tax?We will hunt you down, make your life hell and try and get you locked up until you pay.Good old HRMC always looking after us.


This seems fair.
I have found that putting my money into an offshore Tax Haven fund, you dont have to pay UK income tax at all. No ifs no buts.
chridt45 m ago

Of course you did....earning £500,000 a year (allegedly) but trawling hot …Of course you did....earning £500,000 a year (allegedly) but trawling hot deals


He did specify bonus, the tax he mentions would only need a bonus of around £35k if he is already a higher rate tax payer.
chridt1 h, 5 m ago

Of course you did....earning £500,000 a year (allegedly) but trawling hot …Of course you did....earning £500,000 a year (allegedly) but trawling hot deals



Wouldn't mind being on £500k a year, not quite there though.
Hence the 'Comission' and 'Bonus' part of my statement. . . . .

Been a member here for a long time, started using the forum before I was at uni.
People from all walks of life here.
Edited by: "teh.arn" 27th Jun
crazyg33 m ago

This seems fair.


And not true.
Sharpharp1 h, 35 m ago

Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this …Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this automatically...Why would they insist on you checking to see if you are owed a refund? Only reason I can think off is HMRC keeping the money so that they can skim the interest until you request the payment...


They don't insist on you checking. They send a letter telling you you've overpaid, and you can ask for it to be paid into your bank directly. if you ignore the letter they send you a cheque instead.
Edited by: "Ashe" 27th Jun
Still waiting on the tax portion of a small, unexpected, PPI claim to come through. Only be about £55, but better in my pocket, if they actually work it out correctly.......
Sharpharp2 h, 23 m ago

Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this …Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this automatically...Why would they insist on you checking to see if you are owed a refund? Only reason I can think off is HMRC keeping the money so that they can skim the interest until you request the payment...


That's true. The automatic reconciliation calculation letters (P800) are currently being worked on. People should start seeing letters come through between now and September if they've underpaid or overpaid income tax in 17/18.

I know since I work within HMRC (please don't hate me).
fireman12 h, 32 m ago

Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and …Overpaid your income tax? We will happily overcharge, keep your money and not mention it until you ask.Underpaid your income tax?We will hunt you down, make your life hell and try and get you locked up until you pay.Good old HRMC always looking after us.


The state cares and nutures us and protects us by bombing overseas innocents who then, understandably seek justice.
greysquaill25 m ago

That's true. The automatic reconciliation calculation letters (P800) are …That's true. The automatic reconciliation calculation letters (P800) are currently being worked on. People should start seeing letters come through between now and September if they've underpaid or overpaid income tax in 17/18.I know since I work within HMRC (please don't hate me).



grey, any insider tips to help avoid paying unnecessary tax?
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 27th Jun
Sharpharp3 h, 2 m ago

Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this …Surely if you are owed a refund, they should process this automatically...Why would they insist on you checking to see if you are owed a refund? Only reason I can think off is HMRC keeping the money so that they can skim the interest until you request the payment...


So they can check if you owe them money? Click and bait
Called the official number (not from the letter), and found out that HMRC has no record of this letter. Looks like a click and bait. An unusual one, perhaps, since they've bothered to send out letters. Ours made reference to a company we used once, 9 years ago, which made it really odd. Would be nice if it were true!
They owe me £167
I had a text the other day saying I was due a refund too...
Ashe4 h, 55 m ago

Er, except this is a post specifically detailing how HMRC are mentioning …Er, except this is a post specifically detailing how HMRC are mentioning it without being asked? (I got a similar letter last week). Not that the lack of truth has stopped your comment being voted and shown as a 'top comment' though.

So hrmc have all your details, they know you have paid too much so they just give it you back right?
No they don't. They send you a letter (if they even actually realise) and then expect you to start a process of claiming it back.
And how about if they overcharge you for years without realising they have made a mistake. Do you get a letter then.
fireman145 m ago

So hrmc have all your details, they know you have paid too much so they …So hrmc have all your details, they know you have paid too much so they just give it you back right?No they don't. They send you a letter (if they even actually realise) and then expect you to start a process of claiming it back.And how about if they overcharge you for years without realising they have made a mistake. Do you get a letter then.


Rather than trying to defend your clearly incorrect post, try reading to see that you get a cheque back even if you do nothing.
Sharpharp4 h, 24 m ago

grey, any insider tips to help avoid paying unnecessary tax?


Nothing really but just keep on top of tax codes whenever you change jobs and you'll find that you'll pay the correct amount of tax and not have to wait for these end of year refunds or bills.

Lots of issues can affect your tax code but there aren't easy quick fixes really
Great. Hubby owes them nearly £700! He changed jobs last May but did ring them up to inform them. Lovely!
Get enough emails from Nigerians
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