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Posted Tue, 29 Dec 2020 18:16:39 GMT by rjh2832
I received a cheque from HMRC through the post on Christmas Eve with a cheque for over £500 and saying i had paid too much tax. Today I have received 2 letters from HMRC, one regarding my tax calculation for 2017-2018 and the other containing my tax calculations for 2018-2019 and also 2019-2020. The 2017-2018 one says I owe £715 which must be paid by March 23rd. The 2018-2019 says they owe me £514 (underneath says the amount HMRC owes you will be carried forward to a later year) and the 2019-2020 one also says they owe me £514. So.. I have paid the cheque in that they sent, but do I now owe them that back as well as £715??? In 2018 I was told I had paid too little tax in 2017-2018 (due to employer putting wrong tax code and I did not pay anything for a few months) which I then started paying back slowly, as I couldn't afford it all in one go, so my tax code was changed so I was paying more. Really confused and irritated by this, so any advice would be good
Posted Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:22:58 GMT by HMRC Admin 10

Unfortunately, we do not have access to your record via this platform.

From the explanation you have provided it suggests that HMRC were not able to collect the full amount of underpayments from the years in question meaning that you have been added in to simple assessment for collection.

This is just way of HMRC being able to collect the income tax due and makes it easier to pay.

It does mean, however, that each year is dealt with separately.

This is reason why you may have received an overpayment calculation for one year and underpayment calculation for others.

Again, we cannot see your record to confirm this so I would advise contacting our colleagues on 0300 200 3310 or by webchat at :

Self Assessment: general enquiries



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