Time to Check Your Online Personal Tax Account & Find Out If You Have a Tax Refund Due
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Time to Check Your Online Personal Tax Account & Find Out If You Have a Tax Refund Due

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Found 26th Jan
Not a deal as such & was posted before but over 16mths ago, so thought it worth sharing again as a reminder! It is really worthwhile having a look, I checked & wasn't due any, husband is owed around £30 but my niece checked & she is due just over £300, so a lovely surprise for her!

It doesn't take long (around 5-10 minutes) & you never know what you might find (will also help check if you owe any, so at least you'll be forewarned & have time to talk to them).

If you have a Government Gateway account you can sign in via that, if not then you can sign in with GOV.UK Verify - If you haven’t used GOV.UK Verify before, it takes about 15 minutes to get set up & the easiest way to confirm your identity is with your passport, once signed up, it allows you to access other government services securely as well.

Once logged in it allows you to see tax you've paid, national insurance contributions and estimated pension & if you have paid to much tax, it should show at the top of the screen below your name. If you are due a refund, then you can claim it back online too, so really easy (well if I could do it, it must be, not the techiest of people as most will know!)

If you want to make sure that your employers are paying the correct amount then you can check HERE - it says Tax Code optional, but it's much better to pop it into the calculator as it will give a far more accurate result - especially with the upcoming tax changes in Scotland.

Anyway, hope this helps a few people

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foolsgold997 m ago

Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on …Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on them to make sure that it is accurate and reimburse. Worth checking though so great but annoys me


You don't need to check, these guys are not BT - overpaid tax is repaid automatically, this is just about accelerating the process.
Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on them to make sure that it is accurate and reimburse. Worth checking though so great but annoys me
love how people use this to try and (un)subtly show off about how much they earn .
Edited by: "PaulTheYid" 26th Jan
I filed my tax return yesterday, quite comfortably early for me!I'm due £744 ish, shame they don't pay interest when they owe you!
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Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on them to make sure that it is accurate and reimburse. Worth checking though so great but annoys me
I filed my tax return yesterday, quite comfortably early for me!I'm due £744 ish, shame they don't pay interest when they owe you!
foolsgold997 m ago

Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on …Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on them to make sure that it is accurate and reimburse. Worth checking though so great but annoys me


You don't need to check, these guys are not BT - overpaid tax is repaid automatically, this is just about accelerating the process.
How do they pay it back? Direct to bank account or?
exexpat3 m ago

How do they pay it back? Direct to bank account or?


Adjust your tax code for next year year in my experience, although this only relates to PAYE.
Each individual is responsible for the personnel tax they have to pay, which in my opinion is correct. The bug bear I have is the tax system is overcomplicated I think there about 18000 pages of tax regulations. The system needs to be made simple and everyone pays their fair share.
I ow £181, how? I did change jobs since last tax year...Be buggered im paying them MORE money! nearly 1k a month goes to "deductions" Could do with that money. Ah well!
Will check later
exexpat12 m ago

How do they pay it back? Direct to bank account or?


Got a cheque last time I had one, IIRC.
Says they've paid £45 from April 2016-2017 tax year. Am I due a refund for the new year? I'm so confused haha
darthvader666uk7 m ago

I ow £181, how? I did change jobs since last tax year...Be buggered im …I ow £181, how? I did change jobs since last tax year...Be buggered im paying them MORE money! nearly 1k a month goes to "deductions" Could do with that money. Ah well!



But you will pay it. You should be pleased that you have had their money in your account.
exexpat16 m ago

How do they pay it back? Direct to bank account or?


Out of the blue, nothing done on my part, I recently had a cheque followed the next day by a statement letter of calculations, explaining why it was paid.

Didn't know I was due one.
Edited by: "mluton" 26th Jan
foolsgold9927 m ago

Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on …Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on them to make sure that it is accurate and reimburse. Worth checking though so great but annoys me



You don't, they do and they will.
They owe me £960 I’ve overpaid in tax this year,left my job in December and don’t intend on working again for a year or so,called them to be told I can’t claim it back until this tax year has finished in case I work again in this tax year.....told them I won’t be but they can’t accept it
Now I have to wait until May to get MY money back.
Edited by: "Pvfc1234567890" 26th Jan
Pvfc123456789021 m ago

They owe me £960 I’ve overpaid in tax this year,left my job in December an …They owe me £960 I’ve overpaid in tax this year,left my job in December and don’t intend on working again for a year or so,called them to be told I can’t claim it back until this tax year has finished in case I work again in this tax year.....told them I won’t be but they can’t accept it Now I have to wait until May to get MY money back.


To be fair to them, you don't seem to be able to make your mind up. "don't intend on working" / "i won't be". If you had £960 of their money, you wouldn't want to pay it back just yet either. They have to work on complete tax years otherwise the tax system would fall over. It's complicated enough as it is.
Master.G39 m ago

To be fair to them, you don't seem to be able to make your mind up. "don't …To be fair to them, you don't seem to be able to make your mind up. "don't intend on working" / "i won't be". If you had £960 of their money, you wouldn't want to pay it back just yet either. They have to work on complete tax years otherwise the tax system would fall over. It's complicated enough as it is.


“I don’t intend on working for a year or so”
“I WON’T be working again this tax year”
You’ve quoted parts of 2 different sentences to suggest I’m indecisive.
Edited by: "Pvfc1234567890" 26th Jan
Thanks great. I'll check it out
Or install the app: HMRC. Same thing
Don't steal. The government doesn't like competition.
Well mine states I owe £650? Ridiculous considering how much tax per month I pay!
Thanks
Where do I click to check for tax refunds? I don’t an option for it.... thank you
Is this the tax what we pay extra from income when the employer puts the wrong tax code??
GemandJake50 m ago

Well mine states I owe £650? Ridiculous considering how much tax per month …Well mine states I owe £650? Ridiculous considering how much tax per month I pay!


How much you pay a month is really nothing to do with it, it's a percentage rate related to how much you earn.
exexpat2 h, 3 m ago

How do they pay it back? Direct to bank account or?



I have worked in payroll. It depends how much it is. Usually if it is only a small amount of say £30 they will adjust your tax code, anything bigger you can request a bank transfer, which is usually pretty quick.
mikecml1 h, 58 m ago

Each individual is responsible for the personnel tax they have to pay, …Each individual is responsible for the personnel tax they have to pay, which in my opinion is correct. The bug bear I have is the tax system is overcomplicated I think there about 18000 pages of tax regulations. The system needs to be made simple and everyone pays their fair share.


Completed my self assessment last week, took me about an hour as a company director who also has a separate PAYE job, capital gains and foreign earnings. All in one form, the website autosaves all the data you enter, anything I was unsure about I just googled... really not that difficult if you ask me.
All those landlords out there huh, checking if they have any tax refunds due whilst failing to declare their rental income. You know who you are folks.
Edited by: "supermann" 26th Jan
jeeeeeez9 m ago

How much you pay a month is really nothing to do with it, it's a …How much you pay a month is really nothing to do with it, it's a percentage rate related to how much you earn.


I put that because I pay a considerable amount of tax per month. Just checked mine and I think it's not actually right. I recently changed jobs and did ring them up to inform them of my wage increase so I'm hoping mine is okay. I don't think I have ever had a tax rebate
Self Assessment looks scary, but it really is the simplest form to fill out for most people. Mine takes an hour tops, so long as the bits of paper you need to fill it in are all at hand. Tick the box for repayment of overpaid tax, if any is due, and hey presto, its in your account 2 weeks later. Thank you Mr Taxman.
One expense you can often claim for, and is often missed, is Union subs.
Don’t forget when u check, make sure you are claiming tax relief on uniforms etc!!
supermann25 m ago

All those landlords out there huh, checking if they have any tax refunds …All those landlords out there huh, checking if they have any tax refunds due whilst failing to declare their rental income. You know who you are folks.


HMRC have a list of over 50,000 landlords who are not currently declaring their income, they have been working through this list over the last year and sending out "failure to comply notices", unfortunately they do not have enough staff/resources to work through this list as quickly as they want to.

Google "HMRC Connect" and read up on how good their snooper computer actually is, if they employed a lot more staff, then a lot more tax could be collected.
GemandJake1 h, 20 m ago

Well mine states I owe £650? Ridiculous considering how much tax per month …Well mine states I owe £650? Ridiculous considering how much tax per month I pay!


Mine states I owe 45K!!! - worse day of my life this "deal" is getting cold from me!!
All I keep getting is service unavailable.....typical gov web site....rubbish..cold
PaulthePastyLover10 m ago

Mine states I owe 45K!!! - worse day of my life this "deal" is getting …Mine states I owe 45K!!! - worse day of my life this "deal" is getting cold from me!!


It must really suck to have made well over £112,000 this year. Unbeliveable that you are being asked to contribute to the cost of some of the infrastructure, governmental stability, healthcare and education systems that allowed you to make that much.
Edited by: "jeeeeeez" 26th Jan
love how people use this to try and (un)subtly show off about how much they earn .
Edited by: "PaulTheYid" 26th Jan
MIB1529 m ago

HMRC have a list of over 50,000 landlords who are not currently declaring …HMRC have a list of over 50,000 landlords who are not currently declaring their income, they have been working through this list over the last year and sending out "failure to comply notices", unfortunately they do not have enough staff/resources to work through this list as quickly as they want to.Google "HMRC Connect" and read up on how good their snooper computer actually is, if they employed a lot more staff, then a lot more tax could be collected.



It's worth contacting them and admitting you haven't declared past income. You'll have to pay it along with a 10% fine but if you wait for them to contact you, it'll be 30%. A good accountant will be able to limit your liability.
exexpat3 h, 13 m ago

How do they pay it back? Direct to bank account or?



mikecml3 h, 9 m ago

Adjust your tax code for next year year in my experience, although this …Adjust your tax code for next year year in my experience, although this only relates to PAYE.



stevej19821 h, 9 m ago

I have worked in payroll. It depends how much it is. Usually if it is only …I have worked in payroll. It depends how much it is. Usually if it is only a small amount of say £30 they will adjust your tax code, anything bigger you can request a bank transfer, which is usually pretty quick.


What a load of tosh; current year refunds are dealt with through current year tax code, refunds for previous years are issued by cheque/to bank. Unless your referring to claiming expenses for previous years which is slightly different.
Edited by: "RoboProd" 26th Jan
foolsgold993 h, 24 m ago

Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on …Annoys me that we have to check. Gov take our taxes, the onus should be on them to make sure that it is accurate and reimburse. Worth checking though so great but annoys me


Actually, its not. Its down to your employer. HMRC can only go by the data sent to them & if it is accurate or not & the employer has applied the correct tax code.
Broc_Mudflap3 h, 24 m ago

I filed my tax return yesterday, quite comfortably early for me!I'm due …I filed my tax return yesterday, quite comfortably early for me!I'm due £744 ish, shame they don't pay interest when they owe you!


Dont be surprised if they just alter your tax code for next year. So instead of having a nice £744 lumper back, you will be £60 better off per month in your pay packet.
I never win nowt when I check these so there's no point.
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