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    I'm in my first year. At the end of last year I worked for the Uni on an outreach project for which I got paid (1 day). Under the Tax Code 0TM1 I have had tax deducted. Is this right and if not can I claim it back?
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    0TM1 is an emergency tax code, which broadly means that they didn't know how much they had to really tax you, so took a fixed amount that's more than what you'll owe.

    By "the end of last year" do you mean December 2015? If so, you can expect to receive a letter from HMRC within the next couple of months (they start sending them out at around this time of year) with details of a tax refund (they'll send you a cheque in the post).

    If you mean that you were paid at some point at the end of the academic year after 6 April 2016, you can still wait a year for the automatic refund. If you would rather receive the money sooner, follow the instructions online. I suspect you'll want to complete form P50.
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    You can also phone up to get it back.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    You can also phone up to get it back.
    Good luck with that one! Can the employer not apply for the correct tax code and then give the rebate through the payslip?
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    Good luck with that one! Can the employer not apply for the correct tax code and then give the rebate through the payslip?
    you actually can. You phone up hmrc, explain the situation e.g. you are being over taxed, taxed when you shouldnt be etc etc. They sort it out, and you usually get any over paid tax back the next payday. That's how a lot of people do it and I've done it myself more than once. I've never heard of an employer doing your tax code on your behalf so I don't know about that one.
 
 
 
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