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AccountingWEB.co.uk & P800s

Hi all,

Apologies for the total lack of posts over the last few weeks. This is likely to continue – I’m in the process of changing jobs and web time is sporadic.

Just wanted to flag up the fact that I contribute now and again to Any Answers on the AccountingWEB.co.uk website. All my comments can be found here. I add a link to the blog at the bottom of each one – thought it was time I did the reverse.

Other than that, a quick note about the tax calculations coming from HMRC that have been all over the news in recent weeks. If you’ve received a P800 from HMRC:

  2. contact your accountant if you have one – they won’t have a copy. (If you complete a tax return you probably won’t have received a P800, but if you don’t complete a tax return, you probably won’t have an accountant…);
  3. gather together all of your P60s, P45s, P11Ds from the relevant year, and if possible the year or two before. If you don’t have these contact your employer(s) for copies or details, or contact HMRC and they can send you details too;
  4. check that the information tallies. If you aren’t sure of yourself, go to your local accountant – you should be able to talk to them for a few minutes without charge. Alternatively, contact me and I’ll see what I can do. If you’re on a low income you may be able to contact TaxAid for assistance.

Do not assume HMRC’s calculations are correct. There is, however, nothing wrong with paying up now and then looking at the figures: you will get the money refunded if the calculations are inaccurate, and you’ll avoid any heavy-handed tactics coming from HMRC in the meantime.

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