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Overpayment dilemma

arthurfuxake Aug 30, 2011

  1. arthurfuxake

    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    So I'm doing my self-assessment for the tax man and I'm going through my payslips and I notice that i was overpaid 1 month. We were given a 2% annual increase which was back-dated a few months, but a few people never got it payed in their May pay, so they were payed it in June - except I got it payed in May and then again in June! So I was overpaid almost £1000, do I keep quiet about it or report it to payroll?
     
  2. StateOfPlay

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

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    Report it to payroll. If they find it you will feel awkward telling them you didn't realise, I mean, it's a £1000!
     
  3. arthurfuxake

    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    I'd probably feel just as awkward telling them they haven't done their job properly.
     
  4. StateOfPlay

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to tell them, you just have to query it with them. It may be genuine!
     
  5. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    Use it for a remap :ninja:
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just bank it.(stick you other halfs name as the banker the 2nd time round)
     
  7. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    as above
     
  8. spikeydoo

    spikeydoo New Member

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    Bank it to one side - if they notice they can ask, not demand, that you repay it - & you can agree repayment terms that are agreeable to both - if they never notice then class it as a brucey bonus - keep tight lipped it's not your reponsibility to notice
     
  9. StateOfPlay

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

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    They can deduct it from your next pay cheque, someone will most likely notice it, and you will get a deduction.

    You should not keep money that is not yours to keep. If you know it is a mistake, and you actually work for this company, why wouldn't you tell them?
     
  10. arthurfuxake

    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    They haven't noticed in 14 months, surely they've been through year end and everything balanced? And it's reflected in my P60.
     
  11. arthurfuxake

    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    And I've submitted my self assessment now, how would I retract that from IR so that I don't bear the cost of the tax on it, I mean that would end up costing me £400!
     
  12. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    I was overpaid and they requested I repay but it was my decision as it was their fault...... Took em 18 months to get the wedge back :)
     
  13. StateOfPlay

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

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    Ah well, you didn't say it was that long ago, just forget about it, if they do ask you just ask them for a payment plan.
     

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