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I started working in June and one of my co-workers told me that I am not meant to be paying income tax if I'm not making £12,570 for the current tax year, which I currently am not. I am on £10.85 an hour with 12 contracted hours a week, but am currently working around 22 hours a week. Am I meant to be paying income tax or am I due a refund on the income tax I have already paid?
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Typically you get a refund at the end of the tax year for any over paid tax. If you ring HMRC and explain your working arrangements they may be able to adjust your tax code or give you a refund earlier
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(Original post by realRXCH)
I started working in June and one of my co-workers told me that I am not meant to be paying income tax if I'm not making £12,570 for the current tax year, which I currently am not. I am on £10.85 an hour with 12 contracted hours a week, but am currently working around 22 hours a week. Am I meant to be paying income tax or am I due a refund on the income tax I have already paid?
Like the other poster said, you automatically get a refund on any overpaid tax at the end of the year.
But if you think you are on the wrong tax code and you are getting over taxed regularly, ring up hmrc (a quick google search with give you the number) and they will adjust your tax code to the right one. You should then get any overpaid tax back next payday.
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(Original post by realRXCH)
I started working in June and one of my co-workers told me that I am not meant to be paying income tax if I'm not making £12,570 for the current tax year, which I currently am not. I am on £10.85 an hour with 12 contracted hours a week, but am currently working around 22 hours a week. Am I meant to be paying income tax or am I due a refund on the income tax I have already paid?
Whenever you start a new job you need to give your new employer your P45 from your previous job, otherwise they won't know what tax code to put you on, and will default to the BR code (basic rate), at 20% of everything. You therefore receive no personal allowance at all up to the normal 2.5k ish, and will pay 20% tax. Your payslip should tell you what tax code they're using for you.
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