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Agent Authorisation

emmabrannigan
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Agent Authorisation

Postby emmabrannigan » Thu May 06, 2021 11:18 am

If I was to authorise an agent to work on my behalf for a couple of claims i'm wanting to make, what information do they have access to online? Do they see all of my previous employers and how much I earned per tax year, tax deducted etc? Or is it more basic information they can see?

Jholm
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Joined:Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:22 pm

Re: Agent Authorisation

Postby Jholm » Thu May 06, 2021 1:46 pm

An agent without access to your income information would be useless in almost every situation.

Common info would be employment info including pay and tax, tax codes, debts/overpayments, anything to do with tax returns.

Is there something you don't wish for them to see?

emmabrannigan
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Re: Agent Authorisation

Postby emmabrannigan » Thu May 06, 2021 3:49 pm

thanks for replying - no there's nothing that needs to be hidden i was just more curious as to what amount of information they can actually see about me and my circumstances like tax codes etc.

Jholm
Posts:155
Joined:Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:22 pm

Re: Agent Authorisation

Postby Jholm » Thu May 06, 2021 3:58 pm

You're welcome.

Agent authority is a two-way process as it allows agents to provide HMRC with info on your part also.


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