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This tax year I earned less than £12,570 (approximately £9000). I left the UK and I claimed the tax refund.
However, shortly after I received my pension contribution refund as well.
On the paper they sent me it stated that my member contributions were:
tax deducted 20% on refund amount up to £20.000 which is £700
and that the net refund is £2800 - this is the amount I received.
With the £9000 already earned and the additional £3500 I am still below the taxable amount, therefore I thought I am entitled to claim that £700 back. I called the tax line and I was told otherwise. The lady talked about authorised and unauthorised payments and that I am not eligible for the refund. Perhaps she is right, perhaps I was not clear when I explained my situation and was misunderstood.
I read about authorised and unauthorised payments and they only mentioned 15% or 40% tax. I was taxed 20%, which I can clearly see on the papers I received and since altogether the money I received this year was below £12.570 I thought I was still eligible for the refund (even if I already claimed one not knowing I will receive additional payments).
Could someone knowledgeable please confirm if in this case I am entitled to a second refund on the additional funds that I received?