Tax Rebates & Refunds

What it means when HMRC sends you a P800 tax calculation

October 28, 2012
Posted in Income Tax, Tax Rebates — Written by Chris

There are certain documents that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) sends out to taxpayers from time to time, but not everyone understands what it means when they do receive such a document.

One of the most common documents people receive from the tax office is a P800 tax calculation. There are two reasons why you may receive a P800 document. The first is that you aren’t currently paying enough income tax and you need to start paying more, whilst the second is that you’ve paid too much income tax on your earnings and you are owed a tax refund.

The P800 tax calculation should make it clear whether you need to pay more tax or whether you are getting a tax rebate. It should also tell you how much more you need to pay, or how much of a tax refund you are owed. The document may also show you how the figure was worked out, based on your earnings and current situation.

It’s important to check over your P800 tax calculation carefully once you receive it. If you think that something is wrong, make sure you get in touch with HMRC right away so that the mistake can be investigated and put right if it is proved incorrect.

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