Income tax change

@dorypanda (1586)
September 24, 2009 10:14am CST
My partner has just informed me his tax code has suddenly changed, they haven't given him a reason for this change, our circumstances haven't changed, so I have no idea why that's happened. He is now paying around £100 MORE in tax per month, we can barely afford to live on what he gets anyway without having to pay more out. Does anyone know why this has happened and if we can do anything about it. Thank you.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
24 Sep 09
Assuming that his employer hasn't changed then he needs an explanation from his payroll department. Have they been taxing him at the right rate previously? It sounds to me like a mistake in coding - but he needs to find out.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
24 Sep 09
Go here for more info: www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/Taxes/BeginnersGuideToTax/IncomeTax/Taxcodes/DG_078568
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@dorypanda (1586)
24 Sep 09
Thank you, that looks very useful, I'll have to show it to him. Nothing's changed with his job at all, which is why we're confused. Hopefully he'll sort it out tomorrow.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
9 Nov 09
Thank you for the BR Dory. XX
@RieRie (822)
24 Sep 09
Well my Mum says it could be to do with children, I know you've got one and he's 16 now, so maybe it's because they assume he's working, it might just be that you have to let the tax people know that he's still in full-time education.
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• United Kingdom
25 Sep 09
Of course, I didn't think of that although they should send a letter if that's the case. Just need to make sure they have all the right info.
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@dorypanda (1586)
25 Sep 09
I didn't think of that, maybe that's what it is. I know his tax code would change if I started working properly.
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@pumpkinjam (5559)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 09
It sounds to me like a mistake. Firstly, he needs to take it to his employer. If possible, directly to the wages department. They should be able to rectify it if there is a mistake or explain it if there isn't. If there is no luck with them then you should get in touch with the tax people. Is it HMRC now? Well, you should be able to get the info from the DirectGov website anyway. Hope that helps.
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@dorypanda (1586)
7 Nov 09
It was a mistake, it was the payroll department being a bunch of idiots, it's been sorted now though.
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