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Posted Sat, 28 Jan 2023 23:24:09 GMT by roxi
Hi, I just wanted to understand the interest calculations after amendment of self assessment return. My first self assessment return for 2020-21 had tax overpaid by £1189.40. But I also had late payment penalty of £100 added to my account for previous year and there was no notification sent for this. So I was not aware and hence late interest was added on top. Finally I received payment of £1087.33 in my account on 19th Oct after deduction of late penalty £100 and interest of £2.07 (1189.40-100-2.07) On amending my return now, tax overpayment is reduced to 246.80. So ideally I owe 840.53 (1087.33 - 246.80) from 31 Jan 2022 assuming if I had done it correctly the first time. Should the interest now be calculated on 840.53 from 31 jan 2022 onwards (considering different interest rates through the year) until the day payment is made?
Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2023 14:24:57 GMT by HMRC Admin 10
It will be calculated from the original payment date for 20/21 which would have been 31/01/2022 until the date payment is made.
Posted Fri, 14 Apr 2023 11:20:59 GMT by roxi
Thanks. So this means interest should be calculated on remaining amount 840.53 from 31/01/2022. Is my understanding correct?
Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2023 14:14:24 GMT by HMRC Admin 18

That is correct.

Thank you.

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