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Self Assessment Tax Return

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Self Assessment Tax Return

I am "officially" retired, (nearly 2 years past 65),, ( unofficially since I was 60)... and am drawing state pension,  why does the taxman keep sending me a "self assessment tax return", each year?  surely they have access to DWP , and know the status of, people over 65 ...
I shall now ask DWP to calculate my "earnings" for the necessary period, and copy it into the tax form..... AGAIN.  Roll eyes
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geoffp0
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

I agree with you shutter, I retired 4 years ago at the age of 66 I have a state pension also a small Merchant Navy pension, each year I get a self assessment form, where I just put down the same details year after year, in fact I recieved my form this morning.
Last year the Revenue made a F*** Up and set the wrong tax code it seems that I owe them an extra £210 for last year, so they are collecting it this year, noticed that my Navy pension is down by £29 this month, to me 12 times £29 ponds comes to more than £210 HuhHuh?Huh
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

some people have investments etc so need the form, they have given up on me the last statement I just got even had the name and address of the people who pay my pension on it
nadger
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

As I carried on working until I was 70 we kept getting 3 forms until I was over 71. One for SWMBO, one for me and one for the business.
Eventually managed to convince them to stop - failure to complete them on time would have incurred 3 penalties  Huh
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

I still do my Self Assessment Tax Return online via the Government Gateway,
Would like a way to stop but cannot actually see a way of getting out of it.
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

Quote from: journeys
Would like a way to stop but cannot actually see a way of getting out of it.

I suspected that a few years back and never started; in retrospect a very wise move.
itsme
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

Quote from: geoffp0
Last year the Revenue made a F*** Up and set the wrong tax code it seems that I owe them an extra £210 for last year, so they are collecting it this year, noticed that my Navy pension is down by £29 this month, to me 12 times £29 ponds comes to more than £210 HuhHuh?

Have you worked out why you are £29 down this month? The answer  is probably the correct code for this year and what you owe from last year. A double whammy.
VileReynard
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

There are two types of form (at least).
One has about 4 pages, the other is about 20 (although you can add extra pages if you have any foreign income).  Angry

geoffp0
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

@ itsme  For the year 2010/2011 my tax code was K31 ans I was paying £80-20 tax per month, for the year 2011/2012 my tax code is K245 and I am now paying £117.20 tax per month, some difference as you would agree,

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itsme
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But probably correct. It's important to check that you have the correct Tax Code as it's a double whammy when they correct it the next year.  As you Tax Code meant you paid £210 less and if the Tax code was maintained for this Tax year it will also would have meant that you underpaid by £210.
So 210 + 210 = 420. Spread over 12 months is an extra £35. and you are paying an extra 117.20-80.20 = 37
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

Quote from: journeys
I still do my Self Assessment Tax Return online via the Government Gateway,
Would like a way to stop but cannot actually see a way of getting out of it.

My wife had the same problem two years ago. She went to the local tax-office to ask if it was possible to stop being sent forms and she was told to write a nice polite letter, stating that her current circumstances meant that everything was taxed before receipt and nothing was likely to change in the foreseeable. She did this, and hasn't had a form since. So try that!
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Re: Self Assessment Tax Return

Thank Nozzer.... was toying with the idea of writing to them....just wanted to see what others had in similar situation on this forum,
cheers
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@Nozzer, thanks, its worth a try, (although some of my income is not taxed at source)