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Tax for working half month - leaving the UK and the job

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Tax for working half month - leaving the UK and the job

Postby afrikano » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:12 pm


I have a quick questions. Let me explain to you.

I was working for 8 months in a UK company and I left now in November. I worked till the 19th of november.

As per our payroll department, I am supposed to get paid 870 gross for this month. The way this was calculated is 17400/12/5 x 13working days.

They made a mistake and paid me for the full month, 1247.90 net. Therefore they are claiming I owe them 394.40 net.

What they did is, I worked 13 days = gross 870. 1450 - 870= 580
Then they took off tax from 580 ( 32%) = 394.40 net.

My question is, where does this 32% Tax+NI comes from? since if I pay them back what they say, the balance would be around 850 net ( so paying around 20 for NI or tax)

Can someone explain me this? it looks like I am winning from their mistake, right? from my side it looks like they are assuming the loss of the tax by deducing it from what they overpaid to me in gross.


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Re: Tax for working half month - leaving the UK and the job

Postby bd6759 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:59 pm

They will get the tax and NIC back form HMRC becasue they also paid that in error.

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