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Why has DH got a different tax code to me??

(9 Posts)
rumbelina Wed 17-Apr-13 10:12:59

DH got a letter a couple of months ago saying his tax code would be changing to something like 1012 - I can't quite remember but it is definitely more than my 944.

We both earn the same amount of money and the HMRC website says the normal tax code for 2013/14 is 944L.

We haven't applied for Married Allowance - might they have just added this on to him anyway?

Any ideas?

rumbelina Wed 17-Apr-13 10:24:19

Whoops, neither of us would get married couple's allowance as I have just noticed that is for people who are 80+.

pricepromisevoucher Wed 17-Apr-13 10:27:19

Does he get professional allowances or tax relief on subscriptions?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 17-Apr-13 10:30:38

Is he owed any tax from a previous year?

LIZS Wed 17-Apr-13 10:36:35

Maybe he overpaid last year and this is to rectify that.

AMumInScotland Wed 17-Apr-13 10:37:52

Do either of you get any "benefits in kind" from your employer - health insurance, company car, etc? Not sure if childcare vouchers would come into this category. Or do either of you pay anything out of your salary before tax - charitable giving, additional pension contributions?

Its based on a lot of other things as well as straight salary. Plus as above, any adjustments from previous years.

rumbelina Wed 17-Apr-13 10:51:28

We both pay for childcare vouchers and he pays for student loan pre-tax. Everything else is the same - no benefits/allowances etc.

My colleague who is on one scale lower than me (but for the same job) has a tax code of 948L.

It must be either the student load affecting it or to rectify over payments although DH has been in his job for 8 years so you'd have thought it would have been correct.

MrAnchovy Wed 17-Apr-13 17:05:51

The back of the letter will explain how they arrived at the figure.

How much you earn has nothing to do with it (unless it is over £100,000) and nor do repayment of a student loan or (eligible) childcare vouchers.

rumbelina Wed 17-Apr-13 20:50:14

Oh I am such a dilbert. Came home and checked the letter and his code is changing to 926L due to petrol expenses.

No idea why I read it as over 1000, sorry to waste your time!

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